37th Annual Labor Management Conference

  • Friday, April 6, 2018

    Bishop Connare Center, Greensburg, Pa.

    The 37th annual Labor-Management Conference, hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Employment and Labor Relations, will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018. This conference has a distinguished history of providing in-the-moment updates related to employment issues in both private sector and public sector workplaces.

    Conference sessions in 2018 will focus on the current US opioid drug crisis and employees’ use of legal drugs in the workplace; on 2017 wage/hour compliance issues and investigations from the US Department of Labor; and on the challenge for exclusive representation to exist in 21st-century workplaces.

    In addition to the expert presenters and panelists, each session will include question-and-answer opportunities with the speakers.

    The 2018 Conference Flyer

    Fees Include:

    • $100 for individuals
    • $80 for all ELR/ILR alumni, SHRM members, and LERA members
    • $30 for current graduate students at IUP
    • $65 for two sessions with lunch
    • $30 for one session (no lunch included)

    Registration is available through the IUP Marketplace.

    Program Agenda:

    8:15–9:45 a.m.

    Session One: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Overview and Update

    10:00–11:30 a.m.

    Session Two: The Changing Federal Landscape, Millennials, Technology, and Other Trends: A Panel Discussion on the Future of Unions


    12:15–1:45 p.m.

    Session Three: Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Opioid Crisis, and the Legal Impact on Workers and the Workplace: The Law Enforcement Perspective

    2:00–3:00 p.m.

    Session Four: The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on the Workplace: How this Crisis Relates to the Functions of Unions, Employee Protections, and the Efficient Management of the Workplace