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Tucker Talks Spring Forum: Addressing Key Labor & Employment Issues & Answering Burning Questions on April 19, 2023

Join the Tucker Arensberg Labor & Employment Group for our Labor & Employment forum on Wednesday, April 19th from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the RLA Learning & Conference Center in Cranberry, PA.

The format will be panel discussions along with a Q&A session with breakfast and registration beginning at 8:00 AM. This informative and interactive session is titled “Tucker Talks Spring Forum: Addressing Key Labor & Employment Issues & Answering Burning Questions.” Our attorneys will be providing practical, non-legalese panel discussions regarding hot issues in employment and labor law. 

Employers, general counsel, human resources professionals and anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. Tucker Arensberg will provide HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) and CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits for attendees.

Click here to RSVP to attend.

Our agenda is as follows:

8:00 – 8:45Registration and Breakfast
8:45 – 8:55Welcome and Introductions
Each session will be an interactive, practical, non-legalese, panel discussion regarding hot issues in employment and labor law, with a full group Q&A session at the end of the program. Moderator: Albert Lee
8:55 – 9:40Are Non-Competes Going Away? Get the straight scoop
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a dramatic step by proposing a new rule that would prohibit companies from entering into non-compete agreements with its employees and independent contractors. And the proposed rule does not stop there. It would also require that employers take affirmative steps to rescind existing non-compete clauses and explicitly inform workers that the contracts are no longer effective. This panel will discuss the enforceability of the rule if it is finalized and the likelihood of it going into effect. Panelists include Jeremy Farrell, Chris Cahillane, and Albert Lee.
9:40 – 10:25Big Changes at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): What Non-Union Employers Need to Know The reconstituted NLRB has is trying to make good on then-Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s 2020 promise to be the “strongest labor president you’ve ever had.” It has clearly stated its intention to overturn several prior rulings.  If successful, these efforts would make it possible for unions to represent employees without a secret ballot election, necessary for employers to revise many handbook policies (such as those relating to insubordination, confidentiality, employees’ social media activity, use of company logos, etc.). This panel will provide an overview of recent and proposed changes affecting union and non-union employers. Panelists include Bob McTiernan and Albert Lee.
10:25 – 10:30Break
10:30-11:15Employee Handbook Essentials: The Top Handbook Updates to Make in a Post COVID World This panel will cover recent developments that call on employers to update their employee handbook, including the parts that relate to drug/substance abuse policies, workers’ compensation, remote work, pregnancy and maternity leave, state-by-state regulations, harassment and discrimination, workplace violence and more. Panelists include Jeremy Farrell, Ken Scholtz, Ashley Puchalski and Albert Lee.
11:15-12:00Employment Law Open Discussion: Bring Your Own Question (BYOQ) This 45-minute time period is all about you. It’s an “open mic” time to ask any questions that have been afflicting you or your workforce and also hear from others in your field. Come prepared with questions or jot them down during the panel discussions and get ready to have your burning questions answered.

March 24, 2023

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