Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we look at the potential “game changing” legal and policy shifts coming to labor relations.

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How the PRO Act Could Change Labor Law

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, if enacted, would make the most significant changes to the National Labor Relations Act since the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was created in 1935. The PRO Act is a top priority of the union movement in the United States and is supported by President Biden, who claims to be the most pro-union president in U.S. history. Attorney Steve Swirsky discusses the potential impact the PRO Act could have on employers. Beyond the PRO Act, Steve also looks at how Jennifer Abruzzo’s confirmation as NLRB general counsel could impact the agency’s litigation and enforcement agenda.

Hear More on the PRO Act

Join our webinar next Thursday, August 5, at 12:30 pm ET, to hear more about the PRO Act’s numerous provisions that would be “game changers” for employers. Register here.

NY Employers: Are Your Safety Plans Ready?

Employers in New York now have just over one week to ensure workplace safety plans are in place. The recently passed NY HERO Act mandates that NY employers adopt airborne infection disease exposure prevention plans by August 5. Learn more about becoming compliant.

Other Highlights

CDC and Local Jurisdictions Change Course on Masks Indoors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that fully vaccinated individuals should begin wearing masks indoors again in locations with high COVID-19 transmission. The CDC announcement came after several local jurisdictions, including many in California, had reinstated recommendations that all individuals should wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status.

COVID-19’s Long-Term Legal and Policy Effects on Health Care Employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a myriad of legal and policy changes to the health care industry. Since March 2019, numerous reactionary regulations, executive orders, administrative guidance, and more have been issued in response to the pandemic, making it difficult for providers, boards, and senior leadership to keep up. Read more about the noteworthy changes likely to have a widespread, permanent impact on health care employers.

Summer Streaming

“Playing the Job Market,” a MIT Technology Review podcast on how AI hiring tools pose risks to workforce equality. The podcast features attorney Nathaniel Glasser and contributions from attorney Adam Forman. Listen now

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