NLRB Update: An Insider’s Perspective

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Gain an understanding of current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions, learn about the likely direction of the new Board, and ask your questions about the work and priorities of the NLRB in 2018.

As the Trump administration NLRB is established, many of the decisions of the previous Board are being revisited. Join this session for a review of key Board decisions affecting the workplace and what to expect from the Board in 2018 and what’s in store for both nonunion and union-represented workplaces. In this session, you will:

  • Learn about key NLRB decisions that have already been overturned.
  • Gain insight into how a newly constituted Board will approach workplace issues.
  • Learn what’s anticipated in 2018 and have your questions answered!


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Frank A. Cania, SHRM-SCP

Frank A.

Frank Cania is president of driven HR, a consulting firm specializing in regulatory compliance. Frank holds an MS in Employment Law, and a certificate in workplace investigations (AWI-CH) from the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI). He also maintains his SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. One of Frank’s proudest professional moments was providing expert witness testimony to the House of Representatives’ Small Business Committee, in March 2017. He regularly presents on compliance-related topics, writes a monthly HR column, and taught college-level employment law classes. Frank’s volunteer roles include AWI Training Institute instructor, NYSSHRM federal advocacy director, SHRM Advocacy Team Captain, and SHRM Labor Relations Panel member.

Louis Richard Lessig, SHRM-SCP

Louis Richard
Lessig, SHRM-SCP

Louis R. Lessig, Esquire, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is a Partner at the law firm of Brown & Connery, LLP in Westmont, NJ in their labor and employment group.  He regularly counsels clients, conducts training sessions and represents clients in federal and state court as well as before administrative agencies.  Mr. Lessig speaks across the country and regularly writes articles that appear in publications nationwide including XpertHR.  In 2018 he won the Delaware Valley HR Consultant of the Year Award. In 2015, he received the SmartCEO - ESQ Industry Award – recognizing the region’s most trusted advisors. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and serves as the President of the Philadelphia chapter.  Mr. Lessig is an active volunteer for The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as State Director-Elect for Garden State Council – SHRM (NJ) and Legislative Director for Garden State Council-SHRM (NJ), as well as immediate Past President of Tri-State HRMA.

Phillip B. Wilson

Phillip B.

Phillip B. Wilson is President and General Counsel of Labor Relations Institute and is a nationally recognized speaker, author and expert on labor relations, leadership and creating positive workplaces. Prior to joining LRI, Phil practiced labor and employment law in Chicago and was Director of HR for a riverboat casino (really). He graduated magna cum laude from Augustana College (IL) and earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. His book Left of Boom was a top 5 HR book on His most recent book, The Approachability Playbook, has shipped over 5,500 copies.

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