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Coronavirus: A Weekly Update and Discussion on Legal and Practical Issues: Part One (Webinar)

Coronavirus: A Weekly Update and Discussion on Legal and Practical Issues: Part One (Webinar)


The viewpoints, risk assessments, and concerns of stakeholders in every organization are in flux as the evolving coronavirus situation morphs on a daily or even hourly basis. Trying to keep ahead of this situation has become complicated. Three experienced labor and employment lawyers from Bond, Schoeneck & King will provide weekly guidance during one-hour webinars from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., each Wednesday, starting on March 25 and continuing April 1 and April 8. 

In these weekly sessions, speakers will summarize the week's latest federal and state guidelines; inform you of approaches being taken by employers and industry leaders; and share the questions they are hearing and provide an update to you.

A sampling of topics that will be discussed includes:

  • Governor’s Executive Order 202.6 issued late on March 18, effective March 20  
  • Reducing in-person workforce unless essential services 
  • What services are “essential” and how to do you apply for exemption 
  • Latest Empire State Development Guidance  
  • NY sick leave legislation imposing immediate obligations for the employer. 
  • New federal legislation dealing with sick pay, US DOL Guidance 
  • Wage and hour issues including leave, compensation, a continuation of benefits, FMLA and PFL
  • Benefits issues, including PTO and health insurance issues for employees on furlough or layoff 
  • Strategies for successful remote working arrangements
  • Handling layoffs
  • Pay for exempt and non-exempt employees working reduced hours 
  • The discrimination and other issues involved in testing and prohibiting employees from working 
  • Steps to be taken for employees that test positive or present high-risk situations 
  • Handling refusals to work due to safety concerns 
  • Best practices and recommendations
  • Workplace scenarios, e.g., dealing with employees who have returned to work after traveling to high-risk locations
  • Staffing issues and working from home
Start Date:
  • March 25, 2020
Start Time:
  • 10:00 AM
End Time:
  • 11:00 AM
  • Virtual Participation
  • Live
Product Code:
  • 0HD71
Non-Member Price: $150.00