Legislative & Labor Relations Update: Where We've Been & Where We're Going
- Recognize the impact of the NLRB and recent decisions of the NLRB plan.
- Plan a strategy for implementation of necessary changes.
- Identify those areas necessitating training and education for Supervisors/Managers.
The session takes a look at business legislative activity as advocacy. It addresses monitoring the regulatory environment and responding appropriately to proposed legislation that could affect one’s industry or operations.
J. Bruce Cross
Director at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
J. Bruce Cross is a director in the firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in Little Rock, Arkansas, who practices in the areas of labor and employment defense law. Bruce’s practice includes work before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wage & Hour and OFCCP Divisions of the Department of Labor, as well as related federal and state court litigation. Bruce regularly provides customized training programs designed specifically for employers and HR professionals covering such topics as social media in the workplace, hiring, sexual harassment and discipline and termination. Bruce is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor Section Committee on Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act, and currently serves as Chairman of the National Legislative Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors of America. Bruce is President of the Notre Dame Club of Arkansas, former Chairman of the Statewide Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Arkansas, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County and former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Museum of Discovery. Bruce is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law; Mid-South Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Arkansas Mid-South Super Lawyers. In 2014, Bruce was also named a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Bruce received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.