No employer wants a union. While unions have not had deep presence in hospice, hospice employers are not immune to unionization efforts.

In this session, Meg Pekarske is joined by her colleagues Jon Anderson and Tom O’Day, who offer their insights on what makes unions attractive to employees and what you can do about it. The session addresses how a well-trained management staff can identify union activity at the outset and can use proven human resource best practices to effectively prevent a union effort and, if one arises, to help your employees make good choices. The time to prepare for a union campaign comes well before the union knocks at the door. What you do now will improve your chances in this high-stakes game. Listen to the full episode here: https://bit.ly/2DnYZQ1

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Photo of Meg S.L. Pekarske Meg S.L. Pekarske

Meg has devoted her legal practice to serving the everchanging legal needs of the hospice industry. As chair of Husch Blackwell’s Hospice and Palliative Care Practice Group, she manages the firm’s hospice practice. In working day in and day out with hospice clients

Meg has devoted her legal practice to serving the everchanging legal needs of the hospice industry. As chair of Husch Blackwell’s Hospice and Palliative Care Practice Group, she manages the firm’s hospice practice. In working day in and day out with hospice clients across the country, Meg is intimately familiar with the operational challenges of hospices and has the experience to address the full spectrum of legal issues facing the industry, from routine regulatory compliance issues to multimillion dollar Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC), Medicaid and other government audits. Additionally, Meg routinely advises hospices on palliative care program development, innovative inpatient unit structures, fraud investigations and a wide range of contracting issues. With an extensive background in long-term care, Meg brings a unique perspective and skill set to helping hospices create successful partnerships with nursing homes and assisted living facilities and providing quality end-of-life care to patients.

Photo of Jon Anderson Jon Anderson

A formidable advocate with years of experience, Jon helps guide education and healthcare clients through a broad range of labor and employment matters. He focuses his practice on assisting school districts, colleges, universities and healthcare clients through complex labor and employment matters such…

A formidable advocate with years of experience, Jon helps guide education and healthcare clients through a broad range of labor and employment matters. He focuses his practice on assisting school districts, colleges, universities and healthcare clients through complex labor and employment matters such as leadership transitions, collective bargaining, policy and personnel administration.

Photo of Tom O'Day Tom O'Day

Tom advises and represents employers through sophisticated labor and employment matters, with a particular focus on the healthcare and education sectors. When investigation or litigation occurs, he’s a fierce advocate for clients, helping them to resolve issues with minimum interruptions to daily operations

Tom advises and represents employers through sophisticated labor and employment matters, with a particular focus on the healthcare and education sectors. When investigation or litigation occurs, he’s a fierce advocate for clients, helping them to resolve issues with minimum interruptions to daily operations while implementing best practices to avoid future litigation.