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The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) and the County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA) are pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on July 18 at 9:30 a.m. on “Janus v. AFSCME: Impact on Public Employers & Action Steps to Comply While Maintaining Good Labor Relations.”

Until now, employees who are not union members, but who work in unionized workplaces, pay a fair share fee. According to collective bargaining laws, while these workers are not part of the union, they still benefit from the union’s collective bargaining and administrative activities and should pay a portion of those costs.

On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that non-union, public employees cannot be forced to pay an agency fee or “fair share fee” to fund the work of public sector unions. In Janus v. AFSCME, a divided Supreme Court stated that forcing state and local government employees to pay union fees is an unconstitutional infringement of their first amendment rights. The Janus decision is effective immediately. Public employers that are party to collective bargaining agreements are wise to immediately consult labor counsel to develop action plans to ensure compliance with Janus.

Speakers: This webinar will be presented by Marc A. Fishel Esq., a labor and employment Super Lawyer since 2011 for his outstanding work representing public employers, with Fishel Downey Albrecht Riepenhoff, LLP and Joseph M. Hegedus Esq., Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, certified specialist in labor and employment with twenty-five years of experience representing public sector unions. Attorneys Fishel and Hegedus will explain the significant impact of Janus and identify action plans from both an employer and union perspective to ensure compliance while maintaining good labor relations. This webinar will help you understand legal obligations to comply with the law under Janus and discuss what to expect from labor representatives and employees.

Click here to register for this timely educational opportunity. If you have trouble in connecting to the link above and you wish to register for the webinar, please email Tanya McComas, CCAO program assistant, and provide her with your email address. For additional information regarding this webinar topic, please contact Cheryl Subler, CCAO managing director of policy, at (614) 220-7980 or (888) 757-1904.