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Telebriefs®: The National Right to Work Bill and Its Effects on Unions

Earlier this month, a National Right to Work Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives. Given the current composition of Congress in both the Senate and the House with a Republican majority, this bill may pass and have a significant effect on the future of the labor movement in this country. If passed, the bill would amend the National Labor Relations Act, which currently allows unions and employers to mandate union membership as a condition of employment by virtue of negotiated union security clauses. In the absence of such a union security clause, a union desiring to collect union dues from an employee would actually have to make a personal effort to do so, rather than receiving such dues that have been deducted from an employee’s paycheck. As a result, if such union security clauses were outlawed, it would be a lot more difficult for unions to organize and maintain control over current unionized employees. To learn more about this bill and its possible effects, listen to this week’s Telebrief here.


Also in this week’s Labor and Employment Telebrief: Details on the Executive Orders affecting immigration and their focus on unauthorized immigrants working in the United States.


Geared to executives with employee relations responsibilities (HR directors, supervisors, managers, business owners), Labor and Employment Telebriefs® are information-packed 30-minute briefings via the telephone. Telebriefs® provide information and insights to help executives stay current with latest workplace law developments and in front of trends so as to enable proactive policy making and management. On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 9 – 9:30 am ET, join Offit Kurman Labor & Employment Chair Howard Kurman, as he discusses developments occurring over the past two weeks that will most significantly impact employers nationwide. The focus is squarely on the practical. Why is this event significant for employers? What are the lessons to be learned or actions taken? These twice-monthly teleconferences are an easy way to stay current and compliant with the latest Labor and Employment law developments that will significantly affect you and your company.  Our guarantee: You will learn something useful, on every call! If you have any questions regarding  labor and employment issues, please contact

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Howard Kurman Casual-SmallHoward K. Kurman is an employment attorney. Mr. Kurman regularly counsels clients on all aspects of proactive employment/labor issues. He represents employers ranging in size from as small as 20 employees to those employers with geographically disparate locations consisting of over 4,000 employees. Mr. Kurman assures, through regular contact with his clients, that they promulgate and maintain the most effective employment policies that will, to the extent possible, minimize their legal exposure in today’s litigious workplace. Mr. Kurman offers advice on employee handbooks, employment agreements, and covenants not to compete as well as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. Previously, Mr. Kurman was the chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.

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