[Webinar] Demystifying Legislation: Preparing for the PRO Act - June 16th, 10:00 am MST

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June 16th, 2021
10:00 AM MST

In recent months, Congress has re-introduced the Professional Right to Organize Act, more commonly known as the PRO Act. Initially passed by Congress in 2020, the PRO Act was stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. Now, with a slim margin in the Senate and support from President Joe Biden, there’s an opportunity for Democrats to pass sweeping labor reforms that will transform the transportation and logistics industries nationwide.

Join Openforce CEO Wendy Greenland and Doug Grawe of The Grawe Group, along with Midfield Consulting’s Mike Joyce, as they discuss the many nuances of the PRO Act and the best practices your contracting business can follow in preparation for what’s to come.

What you'll learn:

  • The PRO Act's misclassification triggers and critical risk areas
  • The potential ramifications on contractor and owner-operator workforces
  • Best practices for safeguarding your business model against misclassification

Speakers

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Wendy Greenland
CEO @Openforce
Wendy brings more than 25 years of experience with her to Openforce. Her experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth. Within the Openforce, she drives the mission of the organization and creates a standard of quality in order to provide best-in-class products and services to our contractors and clients. That includes client onboarding, IC onboarding, settlements, and ongoing client and IC support.

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Doug Grawe
CEO @The Grawe Group, LLC
CEO of The Grawe Group, LLC, a law and professional consulting firm focused on the transportation industry. With 15 years of experience as general counsel at a large family-owned truckload, intermodal, logistics, and warehouse provider, and 10 years in private practice, Doug has the experience to help trucking and logistics companies through challenges. Clients look to us for help with a number of issues, but most notably, they look to us for help setting up, revamping, and executing profitable, compliance independent owner operator programs.

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Mike Joyce
Principal @Midfield Consulting
Mike Joyce is one of Washington’s most effective policy strategists, specializing in transportation, infrastructure, energy, environment, tax, trade, and international policy. He began independent consulting work after serving as the Senior Vice President and Chief of Legislative Affairs for the American Trucking Associations. He previously served as the Washington Representative for PACCAR, the U.S.-based truck and engine manufacturer of Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF; and earlier for OOIDA, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. Mike spent nearly a decade working in Congress as either legislative director or chief of staff for Congressional leaders on key committees. These included Congressman Bill Shuster, the immediate past Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Congressman Bud Shuster, a previous Chairman of that committee; and Congressman Mac Collins, who served on the Ways and Means and House Intelligence Committees.

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