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Fall 2020

September 2020 | Guidance for Hospitality Employers on Remaining Union Free

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an especially devastating effect on the hospitality industry. Now, in light of restaurant and hotel closures, and the consequential job losses, we are seeing a surge in employee organizing and union activity. As the industry prepares to reopen and rehire, many employees are seeing this as an opportunity to start anew and make demands of employers, such as healthcare, higher wages and predictive schedules. While all or some of these policy changes may make sense for your business to consider, doing so under the increased pressure of employee social media campaigns and threats to unionize can exponentially complicate the already difficult process of reopening. Join us on September 17, 2020 to learn more about communicating with employees, remaining union-free and reducing your business's exposure.

 

Summer 2020

August 2020 |  Investigating Harassment Claims in the Me Too Movement Era

We will examine the impact and lessons from the “Me, Too” Movement and how this has changed workplace harassment investigations. Topics include: New Focus on “What is Harassment”?, How Employers Should Handle Backlash, Employer Liability, Reporting Issues/Workplace Culture, Investigation Scrutiny, Dating at Work, Confidentiality Agreements, Negative Publicity, Criminal Acts

July, 2020 | The Social Justice Movement – What Employers Need to Know

As the social justice movement has advanced across the country, this is a good time for employers to take stock of their existing practices and procedures for ensuring a workplace that is not only compliant with the law, but a welcoming place for all employees to focus on making your business productive. This webinar will discuss new laws in this area as well as provide guidance regarding how to manage discussions on these topics in the workplace.

June, 2020 | Attracting and Retaining The Best Workers: Immigration and Employment Law Issues in the World Of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for employers in workforce retention and legal compliance. All employers have been impacted in some fashion or another, and there are additional issues for those who employ foreign workers on visas. This webinar will guide employers with respect to the impact on temporary and permanent visas for foreign workers. Closely related employment law issues will also be discussed.

May, 2020 | Getting Back to Work During COVID-19: What’s the New Normal?

As we plan our returns to work and conducting our businesses, we all know that the workplace will look very different from the past due to COVID-19. The “new normal” involves significant potential liabilities for employers, safety concerns, new laws and regulatory requirements. Businesses need to be prepared and to have in place effective workplace policies as they enter this next phase. Hear Offit Kurman’s experienced employment attorneys’ guidance on re-opening businesses while protecting from illness, avoiding public relations nightmares, and steering clear of EEOC, OSHA and other legal violations.