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Fundamentals of the NLRA Representation Cases and Elections

Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law Conference 2024
Employment Law |  Employment Discrimination Law
Michael Hughes |  Daniel N. Nelson |  Alex Tillett-Saks
1 Hour 02 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 25, 2024
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  10
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.

Tags: Labor Law


This panel will cover the practical fundamentals of representation matters under the NLRA, including how to file and respond to RC petitions, recent changes to the filing and election timelines, and how the Cemex framework may change your approach. This will include negotiating the bargaining unit, date, time and place of an election, pre-election litigation, conduction of the election, and post-election processes.


Michael Hughes's Profile

Michael Hughes Related Seminars and Products

Partner, Labor & Employment Group

Amundsen Davis, LLC

As the National Labor Relations Board advocates in favor of unions and makes it more difficult for employers to communicate the potential ill effects of unionization, the climate between employers and union members becomes more treacherous. Mike works with employers in traditional labor relations matters by preparing statements of position, investigating grievances and litigating matters in response to filings of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board.

Mike counsels employers on labor relations, including compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations regarding Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act. He represents employers facing litigation matters, such as discrimination charges, union organizing drives, collective bargaining, arbitration, and employment contracts and restrictive covenant disputes.

Additionally, Mike provides counsel to clients involved in immigration matters with regard to employment and compliance. He regularly assists employers in obtaining H-1B visas for temporary foreign employees and conducts compliance audits of I-9 forms and employer work authorization obligations.

Daniel N. Nelson's Profile

Daniel N. Nelson Related Seminars and Products

Assistant to the Regional Director for the NLRB Region 13

National Labor Relations Board

Daniel Nelson is the Assistant to the Regional Director for the National Labor Relations Board Region 13 office and has served in this position since 2012. In this position, he assists the Regional Director with the management and processing of cases in the Region with a particular emphasis on representation case matters. Mr. Nelson has been with the agency since 1999 and has spent his entire NLRB career in the Chicago office. Mr. Nelson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Syracuse University and his Master of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Alex Tillett-Saks's Profile

Alex Tillett-Saks Related Seminars and Products

Associate Attorney

Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach & Yokich LLP

Alex M. Tillett-Saks is an associate attorney at Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach & Yokich LLP. He specializes in representing and advising union clients in a variety of matters, including contract negotiations, arbitration hearings, internal union matters, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and other governmental agencies. He also has extensive experience assisting unions in navigating complex organizing drives via both the NLRB process and card check recognition, from initial corporate research through first contract ratification. Alex also represents union-sponsored employee benefit funds on a variety of matters related to ERISA. Alex teaches courses at the DePaul Labor Education Center. Prior to joining the firm, he was in-house counsel for a large Teamsters local in Chicago. He is a 2015 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate in Labor and Employment Law.