HR: The Central Focus of the Current Workplace Revolution

2019 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

America (and the world) is facing the most transformative wave of automation since the height of the Industrial Revolution. The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the development of more nimble robots and cobots are rapidly changing the workplace. TIDE (technologically induced displacement of employees) makes tens of millions of jobs at risk of fundamental change. Basic human resource strategies for recruitment, training and commitment to life-long workplace learning is central to successful strategies dealing with TIDE.  Policy implications are enormous.  Should workers have a guaranteed income? A life time learning account?  The “right” to portable benefits?  Workplace protections from discrimination even though the person is an independent contractor? The right to engage in collective bargaining even though the workforce does not possess typical “employee” definitions as developed during the 20th century?

You will learn:

  • How the AI workplace revolution will impact your business, community and our country’s position in the world;
  • The kinds of jobs most at risk by TIDE;
  • The positive impact TIDE will have for people with disabilities;
  • The policy implications flowing from TIDE; and
  • Why HR is the central focus of this historic moment in history.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Mike Lotito, J.D.

Lotito, J.D.

As co-chair of Littler Mendelson’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI), Michael Lotito strategically advises clients and policy makers on not only what labor and employment law is today, but what it might become. A nationally recognized thought leader on workplace policy, Michael has testified before both chambers of Congress, as well as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In his WPI role, Michael advocates on behalf of the employer community on a variety of issues. Through the Emma Coalition, which Michael co-founded, he is at the vanguard of preparing American business and the American workforce for the future of work.

Room: Mount Vernon Square
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Concurrent Session
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