New Jersey School Boards Association will host its Labor & Employment Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The virtual event will feature seminars covering critical labor and employment topics for school districts.

Session topics will include:

  • Recruitment and hiring.
  • Employee handbooks and job descriptions.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Avoiding workplace discrimination claims.
  • Fostering employee morale.
  • Workplace investigations.
  • Health care under Chapter 44.
  • Employee leaves – requirements and considerations for bargaining.
  • Negotiations tactics and strategies.

The conference will also include a special presentation by Dr. Saul A. Rubinstein, professor, Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, who is also director of the Collaborative School Leadership Initiative; and Dr. Charles Heckscher, distinguished professor, Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. A panel discussion titled “Innovative Approaches in Building a Teacher Workforce” will be led by Vincent  DeLucia, educator in residence at NJSBA, and will include panelists from institutions of higher education as well as school districts.

Additionally, a NJSBA Governmental Relations staff member will provide a legislative update on recent legislation related to labor and employment, and the NJSBA Legal and Labor Relations staff will provide collective bargaining and negotiations training.

Registration Information

School business administrators may register board members, superintendents and others included in the census online for this training program. The member cost is $99 per person. Ask your business administrator to register you today!

On-demand programming Labor and Employment Summit registrants will have access to the conference for 30 days following the live event.

For questions regarding this program, email us.