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Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association


EST. July 12. 1983

Columbus, Ohio            

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You Can't Always Get What You Want

Jun 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Special Events
Jonathan J. Downes, Esq., Zashin & Rich

Concession Bargaining with Unions and the Economic Impact of COVID-19

Presented by Jonathan J. Downes, Esq., Zashin & Rich

June 3, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

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Attendees will learn how to approach negotiations in tough and uncertain economic times, how to demonstrate to the union your agency's economic reality, and what you can realistically expect to accomplish at the bargaining table.

The Second Time Around

Jun 9, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Special Events
Catherine Burgett, Esq., Frost Brown Todd LLC

Preparing for the Future in a COVID-19 World

Presented by Catherine Burgett, Esq., Frost Brown Todd, LLC.

June 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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As employers move into a post-COVID-19 world, there will be a number of challenges and opportunities.  Taking time now to reimagine your workforce and workplace while ensuring you are prepared for a second-wave or future pandemic will pay dividends.  This presentation is designed to walk employers through some of the issues they may have to face and resolve in the remainder of 2020.

Everybody's Working for the Weekend

Jun 19, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Special Events
Benjamin S. Albrecht, Esq., Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenoff, LLP and Frank Hatfield, Esq., County Commissioners Association of Ohio

or at Least Their Next Accrual of Leave

Presented by Benjamin S. Albrecht, Esq., Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenoff, LLP and Frank Hatfield, Esq., County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO)

June 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

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During this interactive webinar. Messrs. Albrecht and Hatfield will discuss responsibilities of both public employers and public employees related to usage of leave.  Examples will be provided demonstrating the importance of not only having policies regarding employee leave usage, but also the significance of supervisory consistency in applying those policies.  Tips for reinforcing employee leave expectations will be provided.  Finally, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on employee leave.


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