10 - 11 a.m. PT
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Learn about changing employment laws, new employer obligations, industry trends, and best practices to respond to the ever-changing workplace landscape.
ZOOM into Lane Powell's ever-popular nine-part "Best Practices for Best EmployersTM" Labor and Employment Law webinar series, starting October 6 through December 8. The 60-minute webinars will be on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. PT.
This free webinar series is ideal for in-house counsel, HR professionals, and employers of all sizes who are eager to stay at the forefront of employment best practices and the changing policies that will continue to shape the rapidly evolving workplace.
We invite you to tailor your experience by choosing the sessions most suitable for you and your organization — you can attend one, multiple, or all sessions. If you are unable to join us at the scheduled date and time, we encourage you to register in order to receive access to the recording following the live event.
Flipping the Script: Tracking Big Changes in Employment Law From the Biden Administration
October 6 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Hannah Ard, Riley Moyer & Paul Ostroff
This presentation will discuss the Biden administration’s position and policies on sexual orientation and gender identity, what changes new leadership at key federal agencies might bring, and whether workers who refuse employment that jeopardizes their health will be eligible for unemployment benefits. An array of union and NLRB issues will also be discussed, including a renewed focus on employee handbook policies, treatment of employee usage of company-wide communication systems, and possible changes to employee investigations in unfair labor practices charges. Finally, we will dive into the ever evolving topic of state and federal OSHA rules regarding COVID-19, including President Biden’s recent executive orders.
Update Floodgate: Top 10 Employment Law Changes Employers Need to Know Now
October 13 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Jeff Duncan & Courtney McFate
This year has seen an “outbreak” of new COVID-related employment litigation, including cases involving wrongful termination, retaliation, and failure to accommodate disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs. In addition, new salary thresholds for exempt employees and other pay-related developments have made compliance with wage and hour laws even more complex for employers. We will bring you up to speed on the latest developments so that your organization can plan ahead to avoid the risks that lead to litigation.
Developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workplace Policies and Infrastructures
October 20 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Heather St.Clair, Erin Sweeney & Priya Vivian
This presentation will discuss the growing focus on environmental, social, and governance factors of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace; tips to craft DE&I policies and initiatives; considerations when collecting DE&I-related data; and implications under the National Labor Relations Act.
Stopping the Steal: How to Stop Employee Theft of Trade Secrets
October 27 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Sean Jackson & Hank Stebbins
Safeguarding your company’s confidential information and trade secrets is a cornerstone of every good business model. We will discuss methods you can use to protect your most valuable assets, and what you can do if you learn that trade secrets have been stolen. Critical policies, procedures, and enforcement strategies will be addressed.
Making Tactical Employment Decisions Now to Avoid 'Runaway [Pandemic] Juries': Top 10 Things Your Employment Lawyer Wants You to Know
November 3 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Callie Castillo, Rishi Puri & Mike Reilly
The global pandemic has changed the way we work. This presentation will cover the top 10 takeaways your employment lawyer wants every HR professional to know. Topics will include recommended HR practices; strategies for preparing emails, notes, and documenting productive conversations; conducting workplace investigations in the age of Zoom; and handling litigation.
New Strategies for Managing Workers During the Pandemic Era (Part One)
November 10 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Katheryn Bradley & Shirley Lou-Magnuson
Managing your workforce has never been more challenging than it is today. Federal, state, and local safety and health rules are regularly changing and often diverge. Mandatory vaccination policies may be legally required for your workplace under President Biden’s recent directives. And employees have also been granted more leave rights than ever before, and coordinating leave can be challenging for everyone. And on top of that, employees are seeking reasonable accommodations as they seek to keep working, despite serious health conditions, including physical and mental impairments. We will help you tackle all of these legal challenges and more. You will walk away with practical take-aways, including a helpful checklist with strategies for managing your workers during the pandemic.
New Strategies for Managing Remote Workers During the Pandemic Era (Part Two)
November 17 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Kara Backus, Eric Kodesch & Christine Thelen
Employees have had a taste of working from home, and many do not want to come back! As a result, many employers must determine if and how to integrate remote work into their work processes long-term. This session will discuss key considerations for developing a long-term remote work strategy, including the impact on workplace culture, employee engagement, workplace policies, and associated legal risks. The session will also explore the challenges of operating in a multi-state environment, from managing compliance with a myriad of different state and local laws, to payroll tax and employee benefit considerations.
COVID-19 and Employee Benefits Plans: Making Sense of the New Legislation and Guidance
December 1 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Kara Backus & Allison Jacobsen
This presentation will provide an update for employers on the current state of employee benefit plan administration in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will review the most recent regulatory changes for benefit plans, including COVID-related benefits that can or must be covered under group health plans, election changes and reimbursement rules under cafeteria plans, relaxed rules and deadlines related to enrollment, claims, and COBRA, and some common retirement-plan options and issues related to the pandemic. The presentation will also cover employers’ obligation to amend plan documents under certain circumstances to reflect these changes.
Top 10 Immigration-Related Headaches for Employers and How to Avoid Them
December 8 | 10 - 11 a.m. PT
Dustin O'Quinn & Jessica Yu
The global pandemic has made employer-sponsored immigration processes more confusing. We will provide insight on implementing leave policies, international travel, changing I-9 rules, rising required wages, and more.
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