#WorkforceWednesday: Labor Management Relations Under President Biden

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 203


This week on our special podcast series, Employers and the New Administration, we look at what President Biden’s support for unions throughout his political career might mean for labor management relations.

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Labor Management Relations Under President Biden

On the day of his inauguration, President Biden took the unprecedented step of removing National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb from office and naming an acting General Counsel. Now, Jennifer Abruzzo, the President’s nominee for the GC spot, awaits confirmation.

In this episode, Glenn Spencer, Senior Vice President of the Employment Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and attorney Steve Swirsky discuss what employers can expect from the NLRB under the Biden administration. Attorney David Garland leads the conversation.

Employers and the New Administration is a special podcast series from Employment Law This Week®, with analysis of the Biden administration’s first 100 days. Special podcast episodes air every other #WorkforceWednesday. Subscribe on your preferred podcast platform below.

Other Highlights

2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Reporting Due in July

Beginning at the end of April 2021 and closing in July 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will collect EEO-1 data on the gender and race/ethnicity makeup of the workforce for 2019 and 2020. Pay data is not being collected. Additional details, such as guidelines and accessing the online filing, will be available at the EEOC’s website, https://eeocdata.org/.

Some OSHA Guidance, More to Come

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fulfilled some of its executive order directives by publishing two COVID-19 initiatives to bolster safety enforcement during the remaining period of the pandemic, but the agency did not issue an emergency temporary standard as expected. Read more.

Trade Secrets May See Increased Law Enforcement

As the changing legal landscape limits non-compete agreements and favors employee mobility, a recent case demonstrates how employers may increasingly need to consider partnering with law enforcement to remedy trade secret theft. Click for more about the case.

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