July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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Tech-Tuned Workplace, Episode 1: Advanced Technologies [PODCAST]

In the first episode of our “Tech-Tuned Workplace” series, Jennifer Betts and Ruthie Goodboe provide a high-level overview of advanced technologies that already exist or are coming soon to the workplace—from artificial intelligence to biometric devices to blockchain. They also discuss the benefits and potential risks of these technologies and provide some practical insights on legal and employee relations issues.

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Jennifer Betts, Ogletree, Litigation attorney
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Jenn Betts represents and counsels employers regarding complex traditional labor and employment matters. Jenn has extensive experience with employment issues. She has defended numerous employment class and collective actions for clients in a wide array of industries including retailers, manufacturers, banks, and in the energy sector. 

Jenn also has broad National Labor Relations Act experience, having tried numerous unfair labor practice trials in front of NLRB administrative law judges involving claims such as workforce terminations, allegedly unlawful policies,...

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Ruthie Goodboe Employment Lawyer
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Over the last 20 years, Ruthie has partnered with labor relations/human resource professionals, corporate executives, operational management and in-house counsel to develop and tactically implement strategies to build issue free environments within each client’s business model and industry. She has managed over 100 union organizing drives and decertification campaigns, with a high rate of success and minimal unfair labor practice charges. She works within a variety of industries and with clients of all sizes and sophistication advising on such matters as strikes, corporate campaigns, boycotts, joint, single and successor employer claims and mergers and acquisitions.

For those clients who have represented workforces, Ruthie regularly directs and conducts effective auditing, negotiation, and administration of collective bargaining agreements including handling numerous arbitrations involving discharge, discipline, sub-contracting and/or removal of bargaining unit work, recall rights, plant shutdown, and other contractual issues. She works with major corporations to align negotiating strategies at the bargaining table with business goals as first chair bargainer, strategist or by supporting negotiations behind the scenes.

An integral part of her practice, Ruthie develops and presents employee and management training related to all aspects of employment law and labor relations with the goals of enhancing employee-management communication, developing a well-rounded, compassionate and objective management team, minimizing liability and avoiding litigation.

ruthie.goodboe@ ogletree.com