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Q & A Session – Impact and Implementation Bargaining

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.

Q:

Are there specific guidelines for impact and implementation bargaining? If so, where can they be found?

A:

Impact and implementation bargaining is required by U.S.C. Chapter 71. Most collective bargaining agreements have a process for when and how impact and implementation bargaining occurs. At a minimum, it must occur before a decision is implemented unless management declares it has bargained to an impasse.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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