MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


HR Forum


Date(s) - November 2nd, 2020 - November 10th, 2020
8:30 am - 10:30 am

HR Forum

October 15, 2020 – April 15, 2021
8:30 am – 10:30 am
Sessions are Virtual

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This HR Peer Forum is intended for those leading the HR function for their company.  Each session is led by CCI Consulting, a Full Service HR Consulting Firm and Fox Rothschild’s Labor & Employment Practice to provide HR Operational and Labor & Employment technical expertise and perspective with learning & application to real world scenarios

Benefit from lessons learned and successes amongst the peers in this forum.  There will be regular updates from Fox Partner on Federal, State and local Employment Law Updates and changes that are percolating.


October 15, 2020: Latest Updates & Peer Discussion of COVID-19 Relief and Employer Requirements

    • Gov Wolf calls for recreational marijuana to be legalized to help with COVID relief funding
      • While the recreational marijuana legalization wasn’t tied to CARES Act funding, Wolf in the news conference said legalization would add even more money to the programs that Pennsylvania residents and businesses would need to get back on their feet after the Covid-19 hit to the economy.
    • Gov Wolf proposals for the remaining CARES Act funding would also include:
      • paid family and sick leave for all Pennsylvanians while announcing six weeks for all state employees;
      • $225 million more in hazard pay for frontline workers;
      • $10 million to help employers pay for the cost of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies;
      • $250 million more in childcare investments.
    • Hiring in a COVID-19 and virtual world (rescinding and delaying offers, i-9 issues)

November 19, 2020: Implications of Presidential Election Results on Employment Law front.

The outcome of the US presidential election, by either party, will have an impact on the employment law landscape.  We’ll explore potential implications in areas which including wage and hour, labor- management relations, new employment regulations and even employee engagement.

 January 21, 2021:  COVID-19 Workers Compensation Update – How Strong is the “Workers’ Comp Bar” Against Liability?

The focus of the session will be to discuss employer liability considerations as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic Pennsylvania’s in light of the protections afforded by Pennsylvania’s Workers Compensation legal regime.

From the first wave of COVID-19 case filings, a few key lessons emerge. As the Wall Street Journal noted on July 30 in “Families File First Wave of COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Companies Over Worker Deaths,” the earliest personal injury claims in courts across the country have stemmed from employment settings, but are not contained to that context. Senior management of companies that anticipate being in the cross-hairs of this litigation should carefully consider their organization’s current readiness for tort lawsuits.

February 18, 2021: Labor Relations Update – A review of recent NLRB decisions impacting union and non-union employers

Over the last several months, the National Labor Relations Board has issued several “management-friendly” decisions concerning such topics as access to employer’s premises, management’s right to terminate employees for disrespectful conduct, and the duty to bargain over disciplinary decisions, among other things.   We will discuss the key takeaways from each of these decisions and how they may impact your business.

March 18, 2021: Employee Engagement & Retention

Our program will focus on the identification of employee engagement and retention issues as well as creative ideas for addressing those opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment.

April 15, 2021: Employee Relations | Conflict Resolution; What Warrants an Internal Investigation and How to Conduct Internal Investigation?

Employers have a responsibility for conducting a detailed and prompt investigation into complaints of misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and violence to properly identify, address, and prevent recurrence of these problems. This session will discuss the circumstances that warrant investigations best practices to ensure the investigations being conducted are fair, objective, thorough and timely.

Target Audience: Companies with 75-550 employees and those leading the HR function for their company

Cost: Membership Fee: $500/company/year

Funding may be available based on eligibility. For questions, please contact Diane Lewis at (610) 628-4578 or email Diane at

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Susan McDonald
VP Client Services
CCI Consulting

Robert C. Nagle,
Fox Rothchild LLP

Susan McDonald leads several HR Executive Roundtables in the region and works with Senior Executives and HR Leaders at mid-sized to large manufacturing clients to mitigate risks and to optimize human capital contributions & ROI. Her broad background encompasses HR Consulting, Organizational & Leadership Development, retained Executive Search, Workforce Management, Sales, Operations, Branding & Marketing and large scale project management. Susan is a strong facilitator who creates highly effective peer & networking forums.

About CCI Consulting: CCI Consulting brings over 32 years of HR Consulting and Talent Management solutions to manufacturers of all sizes.  CCI has earned the trust of local, US and multi-national manufacturers as an HR Strategic Thought & Solutions Partner

Robert Nagle represents an array of clients, including those in manufacturing in a range of labor and employment law matters.  Bob regularly  provides strategic guidance in collective bargaining, arbitrations, union elections  and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.  For employers  facing traditional labor relations issues,  Bob regularly provides strategic guidance  in collective bargaining, arbitrations, union  elections and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.  He also defends employers in federal and state courts in claims involving employment discrimination, wage and hour  disputes, including collective actions under the FLSA,  and wrongful discharge and other employment torts..

About Fox Rothchild LLP – Fox Rothschild LLP has grown to a 950-lawyer national law firm with 27 offices nationwide. From labor relations and discrimination claims to employee benefits, Fox Rothschild’s Labor & Employment Practice offers timely, creative and aggressive advice and solutions that resolve and even prevent disputes and costly litigation.


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