Webinar: The National Labor Relations Act and Religiously-Affiliated Institutions of Higher Education

February 24, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board and its Dramatic Impact on Your Campus

A Complimentary Webinar Series Presented by Bond’s Higher Education Practice Group to Help You Better Understand This New Environment

Over the past several weeks, the National Labor Relations Board has taken several actions that could dramatically impact your campus in the foreseeable future. Some of these actions, such as its Pacific Lutheran decision dealing with the managerial status of faculty at all private colleges and universities, as well as the separate issue of the application of the Religion Clauses of the Constitution to religiously-affiliated institutions, are unique to higher education. Other actions, such as the NLRB's decision in Purple Communications dealing with employee access to institutional email systems for purposes of union organizing and new NLRB election procedures, apply beyond higher education but because of current pressures within higher education (e.g., adjunct organizing and the impact of Pacific Lutheran on full time faculty), have special implications for colleges and universities.

Bond’s Higher Education Practice Group is presenting three 60 minute webinars for in-house counsel and high level Human Resource and Academic Affairs personnel. The programs will provide the necessary foundation to understand these current developments and guidance on how to navigate these new waters within the unique environment that is higher education.

February 25, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
The National Labor Relations Act and Religiously-Affiliated Institutions of Higher Education

This final program is designed specifically for religiously-affiliated colleges and universities and will take an in-depth look at the second part of the NLRB’s Pacific Lutheran decision, which establishes a new test for the NLRB’s exercise of jurisdiction over faculty at religiously-affiliated institutions. This program will focus on what the NLRB apparently will require for institutions to fall within the scope of the Catholic Bishop decision and Religion Clauses exemption and what colleges and universities should consider when assessing the applicability of NLRB jurisdiction.