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Workplace Strategies Watercooler 2023: Ogletree Deakins’ Annual Benchmarking Survey—Headlines and Trends [PODCAST]

This podcast, which was recorded at Ogletree Deakins’ national Workplace Strategies seminar, features a review of the firm’s third annual benchmarking report, Strategies and Benchmarks for the Workplace: Ogletree’s Survey of Key Decision-Makers, which gathered feedback from nearly 1,100 in-house counsel and senior HR professionals. Our speakers, Bud Bobber, chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Practice Group, is joined by Chief Client Services Officer Jim McGrew, and Jenn Betts, who is co-chair of the firm’s Technology Practice Group, highlighted key findings and takeaways from the report, including the top labor and employment challenges for employers. The speakers also noted trends surrounding those challenges, which include hiring and retention, multistate compliance, pay transparency, AI in the workplace, and more.

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About this Author

Jennifer Betts, Ogletree, Litigation attorney

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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Bernard Bobber Employment Lawyer Ogletree

Bernard J. (“Bud”) Bobber is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Ogletree Deakins. Mr. Bobber represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country in all areas of employment law, with particular focus on wage and hour, trade secrets/noncompete, employee benefits and employment discrimination matters. Mr. Bobber has extensive experience in the defense of class action cases. He also routinely represents clients in labor arbitrations and in unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board....

James M. McGrew New Orleans Chief Client Services Officer Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Chief Client Services Officer

Mr. McGrew is the firm’s Chief Client Services Officer and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s strategic business development and marketing initiatives. In his role, Mr. McGrew manages the firm’s Client Services Department, which includes business development, public relations, events, publications, marketing, and other functions. He works with firm attorneys and practice groups on developing proposals for clients and potential clients, as well as other business development and marketing initiatives. He also develops value billing/alternative fee offerings, and he...