A-4: What Every Employer Needs to Know About the Impact of Recent NLRB Rulings and The Challenges Surrounding Immigration Compliance

NAB; HRCI – 1.25  Credit Hours  | Wednesday 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM (formerly E2)

Session Description:

This session will discuss recent rulings by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that will impact both union and non-union employers. Of significance, rulings over non-disparagement language in severance agreements, more restrictive standards for employer work rules, remedies available to employees deemed “foreseeable financial harms,” independent contractor status as defined by the Board and what the increased funding to the Board means to employers, will be explored. Then, we will provide an update on immigration compliance and sponsorship issues for employers related to health care professionals and support staff.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the NLRB ruling and understand it’s impact on an organization

Explain impacts of NLRB ruling on union and non-union employers

Describe updates to immigration compliance and sponsorship


Jeffrey Daitz, Partner, Hall Booth Smith

Jeffrey M. Daitz is a Partner/Shareholder in our Paramus, New Jersey office, Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group, as well as Co-Director of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance Defense Department. He has more than two decades of experience in employment law, labor management relations, and alternative dispute resolution. Jeffrey’s nationwide practice is focused on defending employers in Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) matters and Directors & Officers (D&O) claims and also serves as monitoring counsel on behalf of carriers. He is often brought in to coordinate local and co-counsel in multi-party and multi-jurisdiction litigation

George Ernst, Partner Hall Booth Smith

George Ernst is a Partner at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. whose practice specializes in immigration, international business, and labor and employment matters. Mr. Ernst has over a decade of experience representing health care related businesses including hospitals and clinics; and he has successfully worked with clients to secure work visas and permanent residency green cards for physicians, nurses, medical technicians and other health care related professionals and support staff.  His practice focuses on advising clients in highly complex matters relating to the employment of foreign nationals including, but not limited to, EB-1 and EB-2 visas for employment-based immigration, national interest waivers, E-2 treaty investor visas, and H-1b and O-1 temporary work visas for STEM professionals, specialty occupations, and individuals of extraordinary ability. Due to the nature of immigration representation, Mr. Ernst is able to represent clients on issues pertaining to U.S. immigration laws and procedures throughout the United States and abroad, without geographic limitation. Mr. Ernst earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh where he served as the Executive Editor for the Journal of Technology Law and Policy. George went on to receive his Master of Laws at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in German and Philosophy at the University of Kansas.