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Understanding the PRO Act and Implications for YOUR Business

Understanding the PRO Act and Implications for YOUR Business

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 11 am to 12:15 pm

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Description

Congressional passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would upend decades of established labor law and drastically alter how Pennsylvania employers manage their workforce. It is critical that employers understand the far-reaching implications of this sweeping legislation on their business operations.

After narrowly passing in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, 2021, the PRO Act is currently pending before the U.S. Senate where it likely stands one vote away from becoming law. President Biden has publicly indicated support for the bill.

Presented in partnership with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this free program is designed to help Pennsylvania employers understand the PRO Act – what’s in it, how you should prepare, and how the business community can work together to push back.

Program Highlights

  • An overview of key provisions of the PRO Act and how the legislation differs from the existing law
  • An in-depth analysis of the impact of the PRO Act on employers and employees in Pennsylvania
  • Key insights on the status of the PRO Act in Congress and the political considerations surrounding this legislation
  • Actionable steps that Pennsylvania employers can take now to push back and protect their workplaces

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This program is a free Member Sponsored Webinar and is open to Pennsylvania’s business community. To learn more about McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, click here.

About The Speakers

Since 2002, Adam Long has practiced in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, assisting employers with labor and employment law compliance and representing employers in defense of claims made against them.

 

Adam regularly counsels employers on a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including wage and hour compliance, employment discrimination, employee leaves of absence, labor relations, and non-competition agreements.

 

Adam also represents employers in single plaintiff and class-based employment litigation matters and before various governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. He also represents employers with union-represented workforces in collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitrations.

 

The clients that Adam serves range from publicly traded companies to family-owned businesses. Adam also serves as counsel for a number of colleges and universities.

 

Adam is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and in the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

 

Adam is active in the community and currently serves as a Board member and Board Secretary for the American Red Cross’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter and as the Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the United Way of the Capital Region. He also is a former President of the Paxtonia Athletic Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Center of Independent Living of Central PA.

Adam Santucci is Chair of the McNees Public Finance & Government Services Group and a Member in the McNees Labor & Employment Group. Adam collaborates with businesses, non-profits and government entities to provide creative solutions to solve the difficult problems that arise in today’s workplace.

 

Responsiveness is important to clients and Adam gets it – he is available when you need him. Adam strives to develop long term, trusted relationships with the goal of proactively avoiding legal claims.

 

But litigation happens, and when necessary, Adam zealously represents employers facing lawsuits or other claims by employees or former employees. He has recently successfully defended: wage payment claims in state court; discrimination and harassment claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal court; whistleblower claims; and contract interpretation and discharge grievance arbitrations.

 

Adam also helps conduct internal investigations and assists with government investigations. Many organizations turn to Adam and the Labor and Employment team for employee and supervisor and manager training as well.

 

Adam regularly represents and counsels unionized employers in all aspects of labor relations including collective bargaining and labor arbitration, and he has secured numerous successful outcomes in grievance arbitrations and favorable outcomes in interest arbitration proceedings. He also provides counsel to non-unionized employers looking to remain union-free.

 

Immediately before joining McNees, Adam served as the Human Resource Director for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Adam also spent approximately six years with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in the Labor Relations Division.

 

Adam proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, and serves on the Widener Commonwealth Law School’s Business Counseling Advisory Committee. Adam also Chairs the Strategic Planning Committee at McNees.

Glenn Spencer is the Senior Vice President of the Employment Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  In this role, he oversees the Chamber’s work on immigration, retirement security, traditional labor relations, human trafficking, wage hour and worker safety issues, EEOC matters, and state labor and employment law.

 

Before joining the Chamber in July 2007, Glenn spent six years at the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of the Secretary, serving as the deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff to Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

 

Earlier in his career, Glenn was engaged in issue advocacy and grassroots lobbying for Citizens for a Sound Economy in Washington, D.C., and also worked as a senior analyst in the research departments of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee.

 

Glenn’s articles have been published in numerous leading newspapers, and he has appeared on nationally syndicated radio and television news programs.  He holds an M.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University.