The Biden Labor Agenda

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  • tax credits for businesses with less than 500 employees that provide paid sick or family leave for qualified COVID-19 related illnesses;
  • $300 weekly unemployment compensation supplements and related pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) for gig economy workers; and
  • a tax credit for employers providing COBRA subsidies to former employees laid off due to the crisis.
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  • employees in “right to work” states would no longer be permitted to opt out of paying union dues in an organized bargaining unit;
  • employers would be prohibited from engaging in “captive audience” speeches to dissuade employees from voting for a union;
  • voting for a union would be permitted in locations outside the employer’s property;
  • unions would be permitted to seek mediation or binding arbitration in the event of an impasse in negotiating a first contract; and
  • corporate directors and officers may be subject to personal liability, similar to provisions found in certain civil rights and employment-based discrimination laws, in the event of unfair labor practices.



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Michael Loconto

Michael Loconto


Arbitrator and mediator for the modern workplace. Attorney with limited practice in commercial contracts, data privacy and select compliance issues.