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Recent National Labor Relations Board Rulings and Regulations

(208 reviews)

Produced on April 17, 2018

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Course Information

Time 90 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Since December 2017, the National Labor Relations Board has seen a tremendous volume of decisions that lessened the impact of, or outright reversed, in some instances Obama era rulings and in others, long-standing Board practice.

Shortly after General Counsel Peter Robb was sworn in, he identified more than two dozen areas where the Board would consider an “alternative analysis” to the current Board decisions. This Board has wasted little time directly addressing many of the Obama era rulings which were considered problematic to business, both those with and without labor unions. Moreover, the Trump Board has indicated several areas where regulations may be scaled back or reversed as well.  

This course, led by attorney Paul Burmeister, will explore what has been the initial main focus of this Board and what may be up next at the Board, in the courts or in Congress that deals with the National Labor Relations Act.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the National Labor Relations Act and the makeup of the National Labor relations Board
  2. Review key decisions of the NLRB in the past 8 years and their legal effects on labor relations
  3. Compare the new Board to the previous Board makeup and the legal ramifications of a  new majority party and General Counsel on NLRB agenda and rulings
  4. Conduct an analysis of important NLRB rulings since December 2017; including those related to employee handbooks, joint employment and workplace rules in union shops
  5. Address possible trends in NLRB rulings based upon areas identified by the Board for potential review, along with relevant court decisions and proposals for new regulations


Paul Burmeister

Davis & Campbell L.L.C.

Paul focuses his practice on representing business owners, companies, and educational institutions, primarily in the areas of labor and employment. Paul handles all aspects of employment litigation on behalf of employers and management, as well as general counseling on day-to-day employment matters. He also advises clients in union settings and maintaining positive employee relations. Paul spends a significant portion of his time defending clients in all manners of employment litigation, regularly appearing before the EEOC, IDHR, the National Labor Relations Board and Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, as well as federal and state courts.

Paul has been admitted to practice and represented clients in several jurisdictions, including the State of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Appellate Court, and the Central and Northern District Courts of Illinois (where he is a member of the Trial Bar).

Paul is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Illinois State Bar Association.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A. 1991; M.A. Labor Relations, 1997)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2001)

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Rhonda G. W.

Thank you for an excellent program -- in content and presentation.

Doug P.

Great course!

Thomas J.

Outstanding written material

Jathan V.

Great update on board. Thx Lawline.

Deborah W.

excellent presentation

Eric L.

Excellent program

Henry V.

Great update

beth s.

really good

Lisa W.

Lots of recent changes discussed in a moving target field of law.

Robert S.

Knowledgeable presenter - excellent slides

Antoine M.

Attorney-presenter gave comprehensive review of material; moderator was very helpful.

Luann D.

Excellent presentation. Excellent written materials

James E H.

Enjoyable presentation style!

Shana B.

I enjoyed it and it was very informative and great to hear modern updates

Katie F.

excellent presentation!!

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