Local & State Government Law Section 75th Anniversary Fall Meeting Series: Session III
LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION 75th ANNIVERSARY FALL MEETING: WEBINAR SERIES
SESSION THREE: OCTOBER 29
Achieving "Zoom-baya": Using #Technology to Make Your Practice More Efficient in the #WorkFromHome Era
Topics in Municipal Labor Relations During the Pandemic:
- Part One – Civil Service and Educator Layoffs and Reductions in Force
- Part Two – FLSA Considerations in a Remote Working Environment
Special Pricing for Local & State Government Law Section Members:
50 Each Session; Attend First Two Live Webinars and Receive Coupon Code for $25 off for Session III via Email.
- October 29, 2020
- 8:30 AM
- 10:50 AM
- Virtual Participation
JOIN US FOR THE FINAL SESSION IN OUR FALL MEETING WEBINAR SERIES
OCTOBER 29, 2020: SESSION THREE
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
Sharon N. Berlin, Esq., Section Chair, Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, Melville
Chris G. Trapp, Esq., Program Chair, Greco Trapp, PLLC, Buffalo
8:40 – 9:30 a.m.
Achieving Zoom-baya: Using #Technology to Make Your Practice More Efficient in the #WorkFromHome Era (1.0 credit Law Practice Management)
An overview of useful tips and tricks on using technology in your semi-permanent home law office, and the importance of cybersecurity and website accessibility.
Alyssa L. Zuckerman, Esq., Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, Melville
9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
9:35 – 10:50 a.m.
Topics in Municipal Labor Relations During the Pandemic (1.5 credits Professional Practice)
Part One – Civil Service and Educator Layoffs and Reductions in Force
Budget shortfalls due to the pandemic will force many public employers to consider and implement workforce reductions in the near future. The presenters will discuss the rules governing who can be lawfully laid off and the processes that must be followed, including seniority determinations and the interplay between statutory law and collective bargaining agreements.
Melissa N. Knapp, Esq., Thomas Drohan Waxman Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, Hopewell Junction
Part Two – FLSA Considerations in a Remote Working Environment
The presenter will discuss application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to governmental employees working from home, including guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on tracking teleworkers' compensable hours. The session will also touch upon the interplay of teleworking under the FLSA with other considerations facing governments such as collective bargaining agreements, N.Y.S. Retirement System requirements and state and municipal policies and procedures.
Kristin Klein Wheaton, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo