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The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers presented a unique online two-session briefing event featuring the policy and political leaders from four federal agencies, relevant and interesting to the College’s members nationwide. The two-session program features the leaders from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) on May 18, followed the next day by key officials from the US Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on May 19. The government speakers will address significant developments as well as future plans and policies at their respective agencies, with reactions from panelists in a moderated discussion. The May 19th speakers include:

MAY 19

M. Patricia Smith, Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Labor, DOL

Peter Sung Ohr, Acting General Counsel, NLRB

Judy Conti, National Employment Law Project

Lawrence Z. Lorber, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

MODERATOR

Mark Gaston Pearce, Workers’ Rights Institute, Georgetown Law


Materials:

DOL fact sheet 13 Employment Relationship under FLSA_2008.pdf

Final Rule_ Overtime Update _ U.S. Department of Labor.pdf

Final Rule_ Tip Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) _ U.S. Department of Labor.pdf

Final Rule_Independent Contractor Status_FLSA.pdf

GC Memo 21_03Effectuation of the National Labor Relations Act Through Vigorous Enforcement of the Mutual Aid or Protection and Inherently .pdf

Labor and a Biden NLRB_MGP.pdf

Paycheck Fairness Act HR-7_2021.pdf

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The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers presented a unique online two-session briefing event featuring the policy and political leaders from four federal agencies, relevant and interesting to the College’s members nationwide. The two-session program features the leaders from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) on May 18, followed the next day by key officials from the US Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on May 19. The government speakers will address significant developments as well as future plans and policies at their respective agencies, with reactions from panelists in a moderated discussion. The May 18th speakers include:

MAY 18

Hon. Charlotte A. Burrows, Chair, EEOC

Jenny R. Yang, Director, OFCCP

MODERATOR

David S. Fortney, Fortney & Scott, LLC


Materials:

CLEL 5.18.21 WEBINAR RESOURCE LINKS.pdf

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2020 was a year that was defined by anxiety and stress for most companies and for the workforce. We seemed to careen from one stressful crisis to another: a global pandemic that killed more than 500,000 in the U.S. alone; an economic collapse that left tens-of-millions of the most vulnerable unemployed and many businesses and industries struggling; social upheavals that put a spotlight on the harsh reality of racial inequality; and political turmoil that tested our democracy.

Most people would agree that the way we live, work, and play will never be the same. Countless questions are presented about the future of work, the workplace, and the workforce, including what old rules need to be broken, re-written, or discarded, as employers and employees alike try to adjust to a new environment?

This program examined and addressed such issues as:

  • How should organizations consider revising their operations?  Has the workplace moved beyond “jobs” to focus more on “work” and “skills”? What does this mean for employers and employees?
  • Have employees’ expectations about work and the workplace changed? How?
  • Given these changes, how should an employer manage its workforce?  What does this mean for the relationship between supervisors and employees and for new skills and behaviors for supervisors and employees?
  • What factors should employers consider when seeking new additions to their workforce?
  • Technology is rapidly changing the way work is done.  What will be the impact on the workforce?
  • How should employers handle return-to-the-office plans – both remote and on site – and how should employers handle issues relating to vaccinations?
  • In 2020, many employers became worried about employee “wellbeing.” Will this continue?

Key Presenter: Jay Jamrog, Senior Vice President, Research, The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

Discussion Facilitators: Wayne N. Outten, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP and Darrell S. Gray, Partner, Arent Fox LLP


Materials:

Are Companies Following Through on their Diversity & Inclusion Pledges_i4cp

Covid-19 Vaccine

Future of Work 2021_4.16.21

Zoom Culture: Few Employers Have Policies About Your Political T-Shirt_i4cp

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In light of the recent EEOC Guidance concerning COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, the program panel looks at the legal issues from all sides, providing perspectives of employers, employees and unions. In addition, EEOC Commissioner Sonderling is a panel member. The panel explores these legal issues through a question and answer format, encouraging debate and leaving ample opportunity for audience interaction.

Panelists –

  • Hon. Keith Sonderling | Commissioner, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Gail Blanchard-Saiger | VP & Counsel, Labor & Employment, California Hospital Association
  • Karla Grossenbacher | Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • William B. Sailer | Senior VP, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm

Moderator – Gwynne A. Wilcox | Partner, Levy Ratner

Materials

AME COL 1.28.21 WEBINAR RESOURCE LINKS
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For questions, please contact Jennifer Motley
Phone: (410) 972-4712 or Email.

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