Webinar: COVID-19: Employment and Wage Related Issues & Remote Work
Presented by McLane Middleton
With the constantly changing information concerning the COVID-19 global pandemic, businesses are navigating in uncertain and unprecedented times. This webinar will focus on two of the most significant issues with which employers are wrestling: managing a remote workforce and addressing wage and hour issues specific to reductions in workforce and work hours.
Employment and Wage Related Issues
· Wage and Hour Information for Remote Employees or Quarantined Employees
· Workforce Reduction Issues
· Update on Unemployment Insurance
· Update on state and federal assistance
- Adjusting to the “New Normal”
- Timekeeping and recordkeeping
- Information security
- Keeping employees engaged and productive
Charla Stevens, McLane Middleton, Director, Litigation Department, Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group
Charla is chair of the firm's Employment Law Practice Group and practices in the Education and Health Care Practice Groups. She has extensive background addressing litigated and non-litigated employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, employee classification and wage and hour claims. She assists employers in responding to labor audits, preparing personnel policies and minimizing risk in the hiring, discipline and termination of employees. She conducts management and anti-harassment training and works with employers to maintain legal compliance in a cost-efficient and effective way.
Charla has served as the lead external investigator on a number of significant matters for private employers, independent schools and colleges and universities. She also trains individuals on how to conduct effective internal investigations into issues ranging from workplace complaints to education on sexual misconduct.
Charla regularly advises independent schools regarding crisis and risk management. She writes handbooks and policies related to student and adult issues ranging from bullying, hazing, harassment and discrimination and conducts student safety reviews for independent schools. Charla frequently presents to human resources and education organizations such as National Business Officers Association (NBOA) and Independent School Association of Northern New England.
She also has a diverse health care practice representing physician practice groups, health centers, mental health practitioners and ancillary providers regarding compliance, licensing, discipline and other issues. Charla serves as Vice Chair Human Resources, Health Care, and Workforce Development Committee for the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire (BIA).
Her litigation background includes practice in the state and federal courts and before numerous state and federal administrative agencies such as the State and Federal Departments of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Charla received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from Merrimack College.
Alexandra Geiger, McLane Middleton, Associate, Litigation Department
Ali is an attorney in the Litigation Department and a member of the Employment Law Practice Group. Ali regularly represents employers in state and federal court, including in cases involving wage disputes, non-competition agreements, wrongful termination, contract disputes, whistleblower claims, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Ali also represents employers before state and federal agencies and counsels employers on compliance with state and federal laws and all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring and termination.
Ali also has experience representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of commercial and civil litigation matters in state and federal court, including product liability, wrongful death, contract, defamation and trademark disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, Alexandra was an attorney at two Boston litigation firms where she concentrated her practice in general civil and commercial litigation.
Ali received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and her B.A. from The University of Chicago. During law school, Alexandra served as the Articles Editor for the Northeastern University Law Journal.
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This program has been applied for 1 SHRM & HRCI General Credit Hour