This course, led by attorney Paul Burmeister, will review the latest year of rulings by the National Labor Relations Board as well as significant court rulings that affect labor law and labor relations. Just recently, the NLRB has changed course on years of past precedent by allowing graduate students to form labor unions at private universities. Could that ruling affect the ability of college athletes to organize?
Even non-unionized employers and attorneys representing them can benefit from a review of recent NLRB activity. For example, this course also addresses continuing changes to Board policy and rulings related to social media, joint employment, and other aspects of labor relations that have experience change in the past twelve months. Even the famous - or infamous - inflatable raft has had its day in court this year. This 2016 update provides the opportunity to discuss all of these rulings and their impact on labor law.
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)
Thorough overview and good speaker
Excellent program and presenter.
Thank for this superb program -- clear and thorough.
Excellent program. Speaker very knowledgeable about subject.