Work Rules and Labor Union Regulations
There are many tasks that an Exhibitor may perform, and there are other tasks that are the sole responsibility of the Official Service Contractor for safety and liability reasons as well as to comply with local union jurisdictions. The following guide is designed to help you understand what an Exhibitor may do and what you will need the Official Service Contractor to do.
All work that may be performed by the “Exhibitor” (noted in the document above) must be performed by full-time company employees of the exhibiting company, who can present positive identification such as a medical card or payroll stub. There is some work than an Exhibitor may do that and Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) may not do.
Here are a few general guidelines you should follow:
- Please do not tip workers. Accepting tips is against company policy and puts the worker at risk of disciplinary action.
- There is a mid-morning and mid-afternoon 15-minute paid break; therefore, Exhibitors do not need to offer workers other breaks.
- If there is a question on site about what the Official Service Contractor versus an Exhibitor may do, please contact your NAB Floor Manager or a Freeman Management Representative.
New - Rigging Requirements
Per new OSHA regulations, chain hoist is required for anything over 200 lbs., which differs from the limit of 250 lbs. last year. The new weight requirement will impact cost for signs that now require a chain hoist that didn’t previously. Please contact Freeman, if you have additional questions.
Union and Non-union Labor Disputes
It is the responsibility of Freeman, the Official Service Contractor, to resolve all jurisdictional disputes. Union contracts contain dispute resolution procedures and all involved parties must follow them. Work now, grieve later.
Threats to or illegal confrontations with Exhibitors or Show Management will not be tolerated. Individuals involved in threats or illegal confrontations with Exhibitors, Show Management, other workers, or LVCVA personnel may be issued a Trespass Notice and escorted from the Las Vegas Convention Center. If any information is received, or incidents observed, notify the LVCVA Customer Safety Department at (702) 892-7400.
NAB Show Staff
Each exhibitor at NAB Show has their own dedicated sales representative on the Exhibit Sales Team to assist with your space needs. Once you begin building out your exhibit space, you’ll have the Exhibit Services Team at your disposal to assist with any show planning and logistical questions.
Exhibitor Advisory Committee
In addition to NAB Show staff, you can also tap into the knowledge and expertise of our Exhibitor Advisory Committee. This group of fellow exhibitors will help maximize your experience at the Show – feel free to ask them questions on best practices and more.
Exclusive and Preferred Vendors
We partner with a variety of vendors to make the exhibitor experience seamless. Take advantage of these resources, if you have logistical questions about the services they provide.