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The Employment Review: Guidance for Hospitality Employers on Remaining Union Free

September 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT

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Thursday, September 17
12:00 p.m. - 1:00p.m.

The Employment Review: Guidance for Hospitality Employers on Remaining Union Free

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an especially devastating effect on the hospitality industry. Now, in light of restaurant and hotel closures, and the consequential job losses, we are seeing a surge in employee organizing and union activity. As the industry prepares to reopen and rehire, many employees are seeing this as an opportunity to start anew and make demands of employers, such as healthcare, higher wages and predictive schedules. While all or some of these policy changes may make sense for your business to consider, doing so under the increased pressure of employee social media campaigns and threats to unionize can exponentially complicate the already difficult process of reopening. Join us on September 17, 2020 to learn more about communicating with employees, remaining union-free and reducing your business's exposure. We'll cover the following:

  • Communications: Effectively and permissibly articulating your message during or prior to potential organization; developing policy language that does not infringe upon employees’ rights to discuss terms and conditions of employment; and addressing employees’ social media use.
  • Understand Your Rights: Basic rules and regulations for union organization; employer obligations to allow union access to your property; and proper responses to picketing on or near your property;
  • Maintain Business Objectives: Responding to challenging employment issues in the middle of a union organizing drive; balancing employee demands with maintaining control of your workforce; and policy changes to reduce potential legal exposure.

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Zachary Glaser | zglaser@offitkurman.com | 267-338-1315

Zach Glaser, member of the Labor & Employment practice group, is also the head of the newly formed Employee Mobility practice at Offit Kurman. This specific practice consists of over 50 attorneys with Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation backgrounds. This unique combination of attorneys in a group practice equip the firm to assist in both common and complex employee mobility legal issues. Zach’s broad litigation experience includes complex commercial matters, business torts, employment litigation and intellectual property disputes, including contract claims, defending employment discrimination claims, the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, federal and state unfair competition claims, defense of Fair Labor Standards Act claims, franchise and distribution disputes, lender liability and FINRA matters, professional negligence and medical malpractice defense, and all manners of intellectual property litigation, including trade secret matters, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act cases, e-commerce, trademarks, copyrights and patent litigation.


Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.


September 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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