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Elizabeth Johnston & Robert Brooks – 2023 NLRB Decisions

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Show Topic:
The National Labor Relations Board has had a busy 2023 and employers of all sizes, both unionized and union-free, need to make sure that they are up to date on what the NLRB believes complies (and violates) a host of provisions of the National Labor Relations Act.

In this episode of HR Power Hour, join co-host Tawny Alvarez as she speaks to labor attorneys Robert Brooks and Elizabeth Johnston from Verrill concerning the top four NLRB actions of 2023 that employers should be mindful of and steps that they can take to guard against an unfair labor practices charge with the Board.

About The Guest:

Frank Verdi Bio: Elizabeth Johnston Bio: Elizabeth is a Labor and Employment attorney at Verrill. She is a regular contributor to Verrill’s Taking Care of HR Business blog, and handles a variety of employment matters, including working with businesses of all sizes to ensure that their policies are in compliance with the latest legal updates and are working effectively for the organization in practice.

Liz also advocates for clients facing claims before state and federal courts, the Maine Human Rights Commission, and the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board.

Robert Brooks Bio: Rob provides advice and representation to management on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients engaged in construction, health care, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and other industries throughout the country. Rob has successfully handled matters related to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, and arbitration.

Rob routinely handles claims for wrongful discharge, discrimination, unpaid wages, breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and other disputes before judges, juries, and administrative agencies, and has successfully represented clients at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Rob also regularly provides advice and assistance to clients on proper termination procedures, Family Medical Leave Act issues, labor relations, disability issues, stock option and employee benefit disputes, and other matters.

Rob has a particular focus on negotiating project labor agreements for large-scale construction projects. Rob has also advised public and private entities concerning the lawful use of project labor agreements in the context of a state’s competitive bidding laws.