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Recap of Year One of the Biden Administration
Presented by Kara Maciel, Eric J. Conn, and Nick Scala

As we transitioned to a new Biden Administration, questions swirled about what the Department of Labor would look like in a Biden Administration, and we all made predictions about how DOL’s priorities would shift, who would be appointed to key positions, what would come of Trump-era DOL policies. Now, a year into the Biden Administration, we will check on those predictions and take stock of the lay of the land at Biden’s DOL, evaluating how the Department and its agencies have changed in 2021, from the status of presidential appointments at DOL, EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, and MSHA, to those agencies’ rulemaking, policymaking, and enforcement activity. And of course, we will make more predictions about what employers can expect from the Biden Administration’s DOL over the remainder of this presidential term.

Participants in this webinar will learn about:

• Biden Administration’s DOL Regulatory Agenda, including rulemaking and policy setting priorities around COVID-19 and other topics
• Status of Presidential Appointees in the Department of Labor and key agencies like EEOC, NLRB, OSHA and MSHA
• Enforcement initiatives and emphasis programs at those same DOL agencies
• Predictions for the Department of Labor over the next three years

This webinar has reached full capacity! If you are unable to join live, please know that we will send links to a copy of the slides and the recording to all of the registrants a few days after the program.

Dec 14, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Eric J. Conn
Chair, OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Eric J. Conn is a founding partner and Chair of the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group at the law firm Conn Maciel Carey LLP, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of occupational safety & health law. Mr. practiced for more than a decade alongside the former first General Counsel of the OSH Review Commission. He represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the CSB, MSHA, EPA and state and local safety related agencies. He also handles all aspects of OSHA litigation, from criminal prosecutions to appeals of citations. Mr. Conn also conducts and directs attorney-client privileged workplace safety audits, delivers safety training, and helps employers develop and implement compliant safety and health programs. He writes and speaks extensively on safety & health law issues, including authoring chapters in multiple OSHA Treatises.
Kara M. Maciel
Chair, Labor and Employment Practice @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Kara M. Maciel is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm's national Labor • Employment Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Ms. Maciel works to create workplace solutions for her clients across all industries. She defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels, including matters related to ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, and affirmative action/OFCCP regulations. She advises clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, both defending employers and pursuing enforcement against former employees. Ms. Maciel counsel employers on how to develop lawful strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Nicholas W. Scala
Chair, MSHA • Workplace Safety Practice @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Nick Scala is a Chair of the national MSHA • Workplace Safety Practice at Conn Maciel Carey. He focuses his practice on issues involving mining safety and health law, representing mining companies, on both the surface and underground, independent contractors and cement manufacturers. Mr. Scala represents and advises clients in all phases of involvement with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), particularly guiding companies through MSHA investigations and challenging enforcement and jurisdiction by the agency. Prior to representing the mining industry, he worked as a miner and he is a Certified Mine Safety Professional through the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals.