On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 2:30 PM Eastern, Eric J. Conn, Kara M. Maciel, Amanda R. Strainis-Walker, and Lindsay A. DiSalvo presented a complimentary webinar regarding “How Employers Can Respond to COVID-19 and Frequently Asked Questions.”
There have been a number of significant developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus – now officially called “COVID-19.” Today, the world health organization declared a global pandemic and there are over 1000 confirmed cases in the United States.
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On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 2:30 PM Eastern, Eric J. Conn, Kara M. Maciel, Amanda R. Strainis-Walker, and Lindsay A. DiSalvo will present a complimentary webinar regarding “How Employers Can Respond to COVID-19 and Frequently Asked Questions.” There have been a number of significant developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus – now officially called “COVID-19.” Today, the world health organization declared a global pandemic and there are over 1000 confirmed cases in the United States.
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On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern, Aaron R. Gelb and Daniel C. Deacon will present a complimentary webinar regarding “Illinois and DC Area State Law Update.”
The New Year brings a host of changes and challenges for Illinois employers as the legislature passed and Governor Pritzker signed, in 2019, a variety of new labor and employment laws that go into effect in 2020. These new laws promise to keep employers busy as they revise and update employee handbooks, develop new training programs, reevaluate their arbitration agreements and deal with the decriminalization of marijuana. Beginning in January 2020, employers will be faced with an expanded Illinois Human Rights Act that applies beyond the physical workplace, covers non-employee contractors and protects against discrimination based on perceived (in addition to actual) protected status. Continue reading
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern), Andrew J. Sommer and Megan S. Shaked will present a complimentary webinar regarding “California Employment Law Update for 2020: New Legal Requirements and Practical Compliance Strategies Every HR Professional and Manager Should Know.”
2020 brings significant changes for California employers, from a new test for determining independent contractor status to a ban on no rehire agreements and revamped reporting standard for serious workplace injuries. This webinar will review compliance obligations for companies doing business in California, as well as discuss the practical impact of these new laws and best practices for avoiding potential employment-related claims.
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The legal landscape facing employers seems as difficult to navigate as it has ever been. Keeping track of the ever-changing patchwork of federal, state and local laws governing the workplace may often seem like a full-time job whether you are a human resources professional, in-house attorney or business owner. Change appears to be the one constant. As President Trump’s first term comes to an end, employers will continue to closely track the changes taking place at the NLRB, the DOL and the EEOC. At the same time, a number of states will continue introducing new laws and regulations governing workplaces across the country, making it more important than ever for employers to pay attention to the bills pending in the legislatures of the states where they operate. This complimentary webinar series, led by Conn Maciel Carey’s labor and employment attorneys, will focus on a host of the most challenging and timely issues facing employers, examining past trends and looking ahead at the issues most likely to arise.
To register for an individual webinar, click the registration link in the program descriptions below. To register for the entire 2020 Employment Series, click here to send an email request to email@example.com, and we will get you registered. If you miss any of the programs this year or missed any in prior years, here is a link to our webinar archive.
2020 Labor and Employment Webinar Series – Program Schedule
Wednesday, September 16th
See below for the full schedule, with program descriptions, dates, times and links to register for each webinar event.
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern, Aaron R. Gelb, Lindsay A. DiSalvo and Megan Shaked will present a complimentary webinar regarding “Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment – OSHA and Employment Law Issues.”
Nearly 2 million American workers report being victims of workplace violence each year, and many cases go unreported. At the same time, the #MeToo movement has brought renewed focus on sexual harassment in the workplace. While there are no OSHA standards for workplace violence or sexual harassment, the General Duty Clause requires employers to provide employees a place of employment free from recognized serious hazards. Over the years, OSHA has issued General Duty Clause citations to employers after incidents of workplace violence or harassment.
Recently, one OSHA Regional office initiated an inspection after a pediatric services employee was sexually assaulted by a client’s father after complaints were made to the employer by other employees about the alleged abuser. The EEOC, meanwhile, continues to focus on sexual harassment, having recovered nearly $70 million for employees claiming sexual harassment through litigation and administrative enforcement in FY 2018, up from $47.5 million in FY 2017. The question remains, however, whether OSHA will expand efforts to investigate and/or address sexual harassment, particularly in those workplaces where it is foreseeable or preventable.
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On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern Aaron R. Gelb and Daniel C. Deacon of Conn Maciel Carey will present a complimentary webinar regarding “Trust the Process: A Deep Dive into Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Generally, reasonable accommodations can include modifications or adjustments to a job application process, modifications or adjustments to the work environment or to the manner or circumstances under which the position is customarily performed, or modifications or adjustments that enable a disabled employee to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated employees without disabilities. When an employee requests a reasonable accommodation, his or her employer must engage in a back-and-forth exchange of ideas and information in an effort to determine whether and how the employee can be accommodated. While this interactive process sounds simple, employers often fall short of what the law requires, resulting in costly and unnecessary investigations and/or litigation.
Participants will learn about the following: Continue reading