"Progressive" HR in 2021: The Solution or the Problem? [2021 NLC]

The average United States workplace has changed in many ways over the past twenty years. The development of modern internet, computers, and smartphones shifted corporate America fully into the 21st century. The changes, however, have not been only technological in nature. New HR practices can now be found in more and more companies, both large and small. In the same way the iPhone modernized how U.S. workers communicate, new progressive HR policies seek to modify several aspects of workplace interaction. Our panel of experts will discuss the school of thought and fundamental reasoning behind these policies, as well whether these changes are helpful or harmful, or something in between.


- Hon. Sharon Fast Gustafson, Former General Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

- Mr. Larry H. James, Managing Partner, Crabbe Brown & James LLP; Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference

- Hon. Peter Kirsanow, Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP; Former Member, National Labor Relations Board

- Mr. Daniel Villao, Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Partnerships

- Moderator: Hon. Paul B. Matey, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

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