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Service Solutions: Successfully Navigating Labor-Management Relationships in the Cannabis Industry
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President Biden has pledged to be the “most pro-union president you’ve ever seen,” and so far, he’s made good on that promise. The Administration’s empowerment of unions and workers has changed the federal labor policy landscape as we know it. And with the new Biden-appointed majority National Labor Relations Board, cannabis employers can expect a number of new management challenges in the months and years to come. Cannabis employers with union-represented workforces should be prepared to navigate their labor-management relationships in this increasingly complex labor policy landscape. Employers with non-union workforces need to learn how to swiftly respond to union organizing efforts at a time when union organizing is expected to become easier than ever. Join our presenters, Kirsten White and Lori Armstrong Halber as they provide practical insight and tangible takeaways for cannabis employers on:

Learning Objectives
• What to expect from – and how to prepare for – a Biden National Labor Relations Board
• Anticipated new union organizing rules
• Employer bargaining obligations under a Biden-majority NLRB
• Managing in an environment of enhanced Labor Board scrutiny of employee handbooks and workplace policies and work rules
• Tips for collective bargaining in the COVID-19 era
• Best practices for compliance with federal labor law in the context of other federal and state employment laws

Feb 17, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kirsten B. White
Partner @Fox Rothschild LLP
Kirsten White is a strategic adviser to employers on a range of labor and employment issues, with a focus on collective bargaining and matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Railway Labor Act (RLA). Kirsten provides labor and employment counsel to cannabis companies as well as educational institutions, from independent schools to colleges and universities. Clients rely on her breadth of experience in providing pragmatic, goal-oriented counsel in collective bargaining negotiations, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings and labor arbitrations. She also provides advice on aspects of labor-management relations and collective bargaining agreement administration.
Lori Armstrong-Halber
Partner @Fox Rothschild LLP
Lori Armstrong Halber is a dynamic labor and employment attorney with an MBA who combines a sophisticated grasp of business strategy, extensive litigation skills and deep experience with traditional labor. As both a litigator and traditional labor lawyer, she has led industry-shaping cases and has defended employers before a range of courts and administrative forums, earning impressive jury trial successes in disability, harassment and retaliation cases. Lori's overall philosophy is to help employers proactively mitigate legal risks, galvanize workforces and create internal environments that set a course for greater profitability. Lori is a frequent speaker and author on such workplace topics as Effective Leadership, DEI, and the Respectful Workplace. She serves as a mediator for the EEOC and an adjunct professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.