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Webinar: Labor Relations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Unionized businesses face unique challenges as it relates to the effects of COVID-19.  Our labor group has fielded continual questions from clients nationally regarding ways to navigate these ongoing and evolving issues -- from union employees walking off the job to government loans requiring union neutrality, and constantly shifting work rules.  In this Vorys at Work webinar on April 15, 2020, Vorys attorneys Dan Clark, Michael Ball and Akilah Craig answered the questions they are frequently fielding from unionized clients and provided tips to reduce risk during these unprecedented times.  Specific topics discussed included:

  • Protected Activity: Can employees refuse to work due to safety concerns?
  • Impact of CARES Act: The CARES Act offers loans and assistance to business large and small.
  • Duty to Bargain: The Coronavirus pandemic is requiring dramatic changes to policies, procedures and work rules.

To watch an "on demand" recording of the webinar, click here.


About Vorys Labor Team

Vorys has a deep bench of attorneys with a wealth of traditional labor experience.  We represent union and non-union employers in addressing the full breadth of issues related to collective bargaining.  For clients with union work forces, we provide practical solutions to day-to-day labor/management relations issues. We advise management in collective bargaining negotiations, and we are experienced in administering collective bargaining agreements and in advising and representing management in grievance and arbitration proceedings arising under those agreements. We represent employers in decertification drives, discharge cases, unfair labor practice matters, and all of the types of litigation that may arise under the National Labor Relations Act and related federal and state laws.



Vorys attorneys and professionals are counseling our clients in the myriad issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  We have also established a comprehensive Coronavirus Task Force, which includes attorneys with deep experience in the niche disciplines that we have been and expect to continue receiving questions regarding coronavirus. Learn more and see the latest updates from the task force at

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