Spring 2021 Virtual Breakfast Briefings - Downstate

April 21; April 29, 2021

Projected Changes to Labor and Employment Law in the Biden Era

Although it’s still early in the new Biden administration, signs already point to a meaningful shift in approach to policy making, legislative agendas and enforcement. Based on early appointments, executive orders and policy statements, we anticipate rapid and significant changes in the labor and employment area over the coming months and years.  

Please join us for a look at what is on the horizon in a number of key labor policy areas.  We will review possible changes in policy and approach in the following key areas:

Potential Union Organizing and NLRB Developments

  • Cases to watch for from a Biden Labor Board, including those addressing:
    • facially neutral conduct rules,
    • union access to employer email and electronic systems for organizing, and 
    • micro-bargaining units.
  • Proposed amendments to the NLRA – the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

EEO Laws and Policy

  • Potential policy changes at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
  • Increased emphasis on pay equity through executive orders and proposed amendments to Title VII
  • Possible amendments to the standards for establishing discrimination under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Shifting enforcement priorities at the EEOC

Wage and Hour - Things to Watch For

  • Federal minimum wage adjustments
  • Revised joint employer rules
  • Revised independent contractor rules
  • Changes to exempt employee salary minimums

OSHA Initiatives

  • Shifting enforcement priorities
  • Potential new standards and policy statements

This virtual Breakfast Briefing is intended to help employers prepare for the vast swath of changes coming. Join us for this timely, insightful and important Breakfast Briefing.

Zoom Webinars
9:30 - 11 a.m.

1.5 General HRCI Credits / 1.5 SHRM PDCs

April 21: Garden City - Register
Presented by Mary Ellen DonnellyHoward M. Miller and Jessica C. Moller

April 29: New York City - Register
Presented by Monica C. BarrettLouis P. DiLorenzo and Daniel F. Murphy