MBA Solo & Small Firm Workshop

Understanding COVID-19's Impact on Employment Law

FREE for MBA members | $30 non-members 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been overwhelming and extremely challenging for employers. Many organizations are surrounded by a flurry of questions including how to keep the workplace and workforce safe, handle furloughs and layoffs, manage employee leaves of absence and accommodations, and find ways to make remote work successful. 

In this session, we will identify the foundational elements for successfully managing a telecommuting workforce, including potential legal issues. Attendees will also learn the fundamentals of the FFCRA and other leave available to employees, best practices for maintaining a safe work environment as well as what to consider when forced to downsize or lay off employees.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify and implement the foundational elements necessary to leverage the benefits of telecommuting
  • Implement practices for maintaining the company culture, encouraging collaboration, and creating an environment of inclusiveness
  • Mitigate risks that may be introduced or increase with a remote workforce
  • Know the critical steps to maintain a safe work environment and respond to COVID-19 exposures
  • Recognize when paid sick leave, FMLA, OFLA, the FFCRA and protected leaves of absence, time off or reasonable accommodations may apply
  • Critical factors to consider when reducing your workforce, including legal requirements
Speakers: Christine Thelen, Lane Powell PC; Audra Hedberg and Jean Roque, Trüpp

SHRM, HRCI, and CLE credit will be applied for. 

Date & Time
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Remote attendance only via Zoom
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