Prognostication Doesn’t Have To Hurt
It’s time for the obligatory prediction blog post forecasting what’s coming on the labor and employee relations front in 2016:
- Attempts by various business groups to delay implementation of the new persuader rules will fail. Demand for internal labor relations experts will rise accordingly.
- The NLRB will issue a decision allowing temporary workers to organize.
- Employers will be dragged into the political arena as a patchwork quilt of federal, state and local laws related to wage theft, scheduling, minimum wage and other terms and conditions of employment makes it increasingly complex to do business. increasin
- The new FLSA rules and higher earnings threshold for overtime will alter the existing management structures for many employers.
- Labor unions will increase the level of organizing activity in 2016, focusing especially on smaller units and micro unit strategies.
- Attendance at 2016 CUE conferences will be at an all time high as companies look for help in responding to the on-going changes in the labor environment.