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2023 Labor and Employment Executive Briefing

In the midst of substantial policy action from an increasingly progressive National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), union organizing activity across the country at levels unseen in decades, and a flurry of emergent laws and regulations, an effective labor and employment relations strategy is of the upmost importance to executives today. With implications that extend to nearly every corner of your business regardless of union status – be it manufacturing, sales, legal and compliance, public relations, hiring, or retaining talent – developing a proactive organized labor strategy is paramount.

At Varnum’s 2023 Labor and Employment Executive Briefing, you will hear from battle-tested management-side attorneys who are currently navigating clients through this unprecedented landscape across the following areas:

  • Michigan’s Repeal of Right to Work
  • NLRB Agenda, Policy Changes and Impact of Guidance on Severance Agreements for Both Unionized and Non-Unionized Employers
  • Federal Trade Commission Efforts to Ban Non-Compete Agreements
  • Michigan’s Reinstated Prevailing Wage Law
  • Renewed Focus of Federal and State Agencies on Wage-Hour Issues

We are pleased to welcome special guest speaker Wendy Block from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, who will provide an update on Right to Work and pending bills in the Michigan legislature that impact the workplace.

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – Troy
MSU Management Education Center: 811 W Square Lake Rd., Troy, MI 48098
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 4, 2023 – Grand Rapids
Prince Conference Center: 1800 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Michigan Legislative Updates
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Michigan’s Repeal of Right to Work
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
NLRB Agenda, Policy Updates and Guidance for Both Unionized and Non-Unionized Employers
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
FTC Efforts to Ban Non-Competes
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Hot Topics: Wage and Hour, PUMP Act, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.


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