Virtual Labor and Employment Law Academy 2020
September 16; October 28; November 18
By: Michael D. Billok, John M. Bagyi, Sanjeeve K. DeSoyza
Workplaces pre- and post-pandemic are not the same. Therefore, it is important to keep current with the interplay of employment laws and regulations. Failure to do so may result in significant administrative fines or costly legal judgments.
The Academy program is your one-stop solution. This program will provide you with an up-to-date comprehensive review of employment laws – from accommodations to remote work arrangements, and wage and hour regulations – all in relation to how the current pandemic has affected workplaces.
Presented by recognized leaders in employment law and human resources, the Academy will focus on practical workplace applications that will prepare you to deal with today’s real-life issues.
Invaluable Information for:
- Human resource professionals
- Business owners
- Those performing the human resource function, including executive directors, business, office and operations managers
9 - 10:30 a.m.
1.5 General HRCI Credits and 1.5 SHRM PDCs per session
Registration Fees Per Person:
Refunds will only be made for cancellations received no fewer than 5 business days before event. This seminar is intended for the invited guests of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC. Bond reserves the right to deny admission to any registrant.
Session 1: September 16, 2020
Wage and Hour Concerns: The More Things Change, the More They Don’t Stay the Same
Presented by Michael D. Billok, Esq.
Do I need to pay employees for time spent waiting to take their temperature, or getting a COVID test? What is the new rule regarding the fluctuating workweek method? What happens with exempt employee pay if I have to shut down operations for a few days? This presentation will answer all of these questions and more, as we look at the changes that new regulations and new business conditions have made in the wage and hour arena.
Session 2: October 28, 2020
Remote Work – You’ve Done It, Now Let’s Ensure You’re Doing It Right
Presented by John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers to abruptly establish remote work arrangements - some of which were temporary, while others have or may become long term. While there are many benefits to remote work, it is important that employers properly structure such arrangements so as to limit potential legal exposure, including wage and hour and workers compensation liability. In this session, John will address remote work concerns and provide practical tips on how to structure these arrangements to maximize the benefits while limiting liability.
Session 3: November 18, 2020
The Novel Coronavirus and the Novel Accommodation Issues Employers Face
Presented by Sanjeeve K. DeSoyza, Esq.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, employers have dealt with a host of unique accommodation challenges – from several new paid sick leave laws to leave requests tied to underlying chronic health conditions to modified job duties. Many of these challenges are not limited to the new virus but will have a continued impact on employers into the future. With a focus on case studies, this program will navigate the interplay of the applicable laws and provide practical insights for effectively managing accommodation needs going forward.