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Public Sector Labor Negotiations and Workforce Cost-Cutting in a COVID-19 Economy
With public finances and the economy projected to continue their severe decline due to COVID-19 and related government action, 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 with the public workforce related to wage and benefit freezes, reducing work hours, furloughs, voluntary separation incentives, layoffs, and subcontracting.

Jun 9, 2020 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Brandon Fitzsimmons
Shareholder Attorney @Flaherty & Hood
As a shareholder attorney at Flaherty & Hood, P.A., Brandon’s practice has been devoted to representing and consulting numerous cities throughout Greater Minnesota on labor and employment, annexation and municipal law matters. He has been with the firm since 2004.
Chelsea Bodin
Associate Attorney @Flaherty & Hood
Chelsea J. Bodin is an associate attorney at Flaherty & Hood, P.A. in St. Paul, Minnesota. Chelsea advises local governments on various labor and employment matters, including employee misconduct and fitness-for-duty issues, and drafting of personnel policies, employment agreements, and dispute settlements. She also represents management in labor contract grievance arbitrations, VPA and duty disability administrative hearings, and district court proceedings.