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Virtual Seminar - 2020 Fall Labor and Employment Webinar Series

October 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Speakers: Jarad M. Lucan, Daniel A. Schwartz, Julie C. Fay, Kevin M. Roy, Peter J. Murphy, Gabriel J. Jiran, Keegan Drenosky, Bradley M. Harper, Christopher E. Engler, Tyler J. Bischoff, Sheridan L. King

October 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT



Join us as we take our annual fall seminar virtual! For the month of October, we will be hosting one webinar a week that will feature timely topics as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers.

We invite you to register for any of the complimentary CLE webinars listed below:

The New Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Program: A Conversation with Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority CEO, Andrea Barton Reeves

Date: October 8, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenters: Jarad M. Lucan and Andrea Barton Reeves, CEO, Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority

June 25, 2019, Connecticut passed legislation to create a comprehensive paid family and medical leave insurance program (PFMLI Program). As 2020 begins to wind down, employers need to be ready when aspects of the PFMLI Program become effective January 1, 2021. No doubt, employers will have many questions about the Program, including what it is, does it apply to my organization, what obligations do I have in 2021 and beyond, and what does it mean for my employees? Join us for an insightful discussion with CEO Andrea Barton Reeves.

Free Speech in the Workplace: Politics, Pandemic, Social Media and Protests

Date: October 15, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenters: Daniel A. Schwartz and Julie C. Fay

There is little doubt that 2020 will go down as one of the more memorable years. With a pandemic, issues of racial injustice, economic turmoil, and an upcoming Presidential election all demanding our attention, employers are increasingly having to confront the issue of employees engaging in speech both in and outside of the workplace. Company policies regarding political speech have come under fire and the use of social media only serves to complicate matters further. Join us for this informative presentation focusing on free speech and social media issues in the workplace.

Managing a Rapidly Shifting Workforce: Work-From-Home and Hybrid Considerations

Date: October 22, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenters: Kevin M. Roy and Peter J. Murphy

As return-to-work plans continue to develop, many employers are choosing to maintain work-from-home and “hybrid” remote working arrangements for their employees. However, managing a remote workforce presents its own unique set of employment challenges, including accommodation requests for employees who cannot or will not return to work,wage and hour considerations related to overtime eligibility and tracking of hours, workers’ compensation claims for injuries that occur at home, and discrimination claims based on claims of disparate treatment. Join us for this informative session where we will discuss how employers address these challenges, limit their liability, and ensure their employees’ safety.

Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law

Date: October 27, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenters: Gabriel J. Jiran, Keegan Drenosky and Sheridan L. King

As we head into the final months of 2020, employers are reflecting on one of the most challenging years they have ever faced. Employers have had to remain diligently aware of potential legal risks of a new and rapidly changing workplace. Our Hot Topics session will review the year’s most pressing employment issues and provide a look at what employers can expect in 2021.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of Shipman & Goodwin that this activity qualifies for one hour toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including zero hour(s) of ethics/professionalism, but is subject to change based on actual instruction/attendance time.

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