Virtual Labor and Employment Law Academy 2021

September 23; October 26; November 30

By: Michael D. Billok, John M. Bagyi, and Robert F. Manfredo

Academy Overview

In today’s workplace, it is imperative to understand the far-reaching effects of employment laws and regulations. Failure to do so may result in administrative complaints or even costly legal judgments. 

The Academy program is your one-stop solution. As in the past, this year’s program will cover a broad range of topics that impact each and every business. 

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
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Business owners
  • Those performing the human resource function, including executive directors, business, office and operations managers

Zoom Webinars
9 - 10:30 a.m.

1.5 General HRCI Credits and 1.5 SHRM PDCs per session

Registration Fees Per Person:
Clients: $40/session
Non-Clients: $50/session

Refunds will only be made for cancellations received no fewer than 2 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: Let’s Be Blunt: What Employers Need to Know About NY’s Marijuana Laws
September 23, 2021

In this pun-free presentation about New York’s legalization of marijuana use, Mike will speak bluntly about the high points of the legislation, hash out all of the finer points of recruiting and hiring, and give employers the straight dope. We will also get into the weeds of when employers can discipline employees for working under the influence.

Presented by Michael D. Billok, Esq.

Registration Closed

Session 2: Managing Performance, Addressing Misconduct and Terminating the Employment Relationship – The Right Way to Do It
October 26, 2021

This session will address performance management and progressive discipline -- from the introductory period through termination. Through a discussion of best practices and common pitfalls, John will explore the difference between managing and evaluating performance, how to prepare and deliver effective performance evaluations, the effective use of progressive discipline, and when and when not to use performance improvement plans. Recognizing that efforts to address performance and conduct concerns will not always be successful, John will also address how to make and implement the decision to terminate, while limiting legal exposure.

Presented by John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Registration Closed

Session 3: Handling Challenging Accommodation Requests During COVID
November 30, 2021

Registration Closed

As the “new normal” begins to become a reality, employers throughout the country are navigating a host of legal issues related to accommodations in the workplace.  During this presentation, Rob will cover topics related to managing remote work employees and addressing employees who refuse to return to work due to continued fear over COVID-19. He will also discuss best practices for processing employee requests for medical and religious accommodations from mandatory vaccination policies, including the type of information that employers can request and under what circumstances such requests could be denied. 

Presented by Robert F. Manfredo, Esq.