Webinar: Public Sector Labor Negotiations and Workforce Cost-Cutting in a COVID-19 Economy

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This is the fourth in a series of CGMC webinars to be held via Zoom to help local governments navigate labor and employment concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenters:     Brandon M. Fitzsimmons and Chelsea J. Bodin, Labor and Employment Attorneys, Flaherty & Hood, P.A.

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About this FREE webinar

With public finances and the economy projected to continue their severe decline due to COVID-19 and related government actions, public employers must consider how to address their financial bottom-line during labor negotiations and with their workforce budgets.

This webinar will explore 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.    

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If you have any questions that you would like addressed during the webinar, please email them to us at CGMC_Communications@flaherty-hood.com. Participants may also submit questions during the webinar through the “cat” function on Zoom. We will try to address as many questions as possible during the allotted time.

Webinar will be available on CGMC website

The full webinar will be available on our website shortly after it concludes. Previous webinars can be viewed on our Archived Webinars webpage