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Mayday, mayday! There’s a growing threat of general strikes and walkouts happening on May 1—otherwise known as “May Day” or “International Workers’ Day” in recognition of laborers and the working class.
“Day Without Immigrants” and “Day Without Women” protests earlier this year have already made headlines for their messaging and popularity nationwide.
But employers have also wound up making (unwelcome) headlines connected with the recent protests. For instance, in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, employers were thrust into the spotlight for firing employees who didn’t report to work on protest days, NBC News reported.
There’s a good possibility one or more of your workers will want to attend a political protest or participate in a strike. And, from HR’s perspective, workers going out on strike to protest raises many important legal issues—issues that you should get ahead of so you’re prepared in the event your workplace takes a direct hit from a walkout or strike.
It’s important to know how to answer questions like:
Use this timely and insightful on-demand webinar on HR’s game plan for addressing walkouts and strikes that could significantly affect your workplace.
Kevin C. McCormick, Esq.
Partner and Chair, Labor and Employment Section
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Kevin C. McCormick, chair of the Labor and Employment Section with the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, provides advice and counsel to public and private employers on all phases of the employment relationship to ensure compliance with applicable laws, avoid costly litigation, and, when necessary, successfully defend against individual and governmental challenges to policies and procedures.
Mr. McCormick’s practice areas include EEO/Discrimination claim representation, employment claim prevention strategies, employment torts, executive compensation, government sector employment, Human Resource management advice, labor relations, non-compete agreements, occupational safety, wage and hour issues, workers' comp, and more.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McCormick served as trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor. He successfully represented public and private employers against discrimination and employment-related claims before federal, state and local FEP agencies, and at trial (both jury and nonjury) in state and federal courts and respective courts of appeal throughout Mid-Atlantic region.
Jacob M. Monty, Esq.
Monty & Ramirez LLP
Jacob Monty’s distinguished career involves the representation of employers in litigation matters in Texas and California, and includes expertise in handling labor issues in Hispanic workforces. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and represents employers in federal and state courts in civil cases and in investigations and audits. He has broad industry experience in industries ranging from restaurant to manufacturing, food and entertainment, education systems, and government entities. Monty, a member of the Employers Counsel Network, is an editor for the Texas Employment Law Letter.