Highland Chamber hosts labor, employment meeting


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Attorney James Yates, right, of the Eastman & Smith law firm of Toledo, updated business officials on changes in labor and employment laws during a meeting Friday hosted by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce at The Times-Gazette’s conference room.


The Highland County Chamber of Commerce on Friday hosted a “lunch and learn” business symposium sponsored by the state Chamber on “Labor and Employment Issues in a Trump Administration.”

Attorney James B. Yates of the Eastman & Smith law firm of Toledo was the featured speaker. Yates discussed key regulatory initiatives and court cases during the first six months of the Trump administration, and touched on other issues, including:

• Wage and hour salary level changes.

• “Joint Employment.”

• OSHA’s proposed electronic recordkeeping requirements and other workplace safety regulations.

• The future of collective actions and arbitration agreements.

• Sexual orientation and transgender protections.

• NLRB decisions regarding “quickie” elections, union reporting requirements and micro bargaining units.

Melissa Elmore, executive director of the local Chamber, said the meeting was part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to keep members informed of changes and developments that impact their businesses.

The meeting was held at The Times-Gazette’s conference room.

Attorney James Yates, right, of the Eastman & Smith law firm of Toledo, updated business officials on changes in labor and employment laws during a meeting Friday hosted by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce at The Times-Gazette’s conference room.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/08/web1_chamber-labor-meeting.jpgAttorney James Yates, right, of the Eastman & Smith law firm of Toledo, updated business officials on changes in labor and employment laws during a meeting Friday hosted by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce at The Times-Gazette’s conference room.

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