This webinar explored what public employers are planning for wage settlements and benefits and cost-cutting with their workforce. Practical and legal strategies will be discussed for negotiating economic and language items and implementing cost-cutting measures related to wage and benefit freezes, reducing work hours, furloughs, hiring freezes, voluntary separation incentives, layoffs, and subcontracting.
The CGMC is conducting a survey to better understand what local governments will be doing with wages and other cost-cutting measures. We plan to use the findings to advise cities on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employers are determining short and long-term measures to address the impacts of COVID-19 on workers and the workplace. This webinar answers public employer questions on any safety, operational, and personnel actions local governments have taken, will take, or are considering. In addition, the provides a brief on new medical, legal, or economic guidance from local, state, or federal officials.
On April 23, 2020, Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency Executive Order 20-40 (Order) permitting workers in limited Non-Critical Exempt Businesses to return to work. The Order is meant to be a cautious next step in allowing Non-Critical Sector Employees to return to work following the Governor’s stay-at-home order of March . . .
Local governments are navigating legal requirements, medical guidance, and employee concerns about keeping their workplaces and workforce safe with the spread of COVID-19, while also maintaining continuity of efficient and high-quality operations. This webinar will explore requirements and practices to ensure that workplace conditions are safe and employees are able to remain safe yet productive.
Local governments have changed their operations and workforce to address the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and related state and federally issued guidelines and directives. As a result, finances are tightening and the public is closely monitoring these changes. The CGMC is conducting a survey to better understand the economic and . . .