Lunch 'N' Learn - The New Normal is Now Normal: Managing a Remote & Hybrid Workforce in a Post-COVID World
As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, many small businesses are embracing remote and hybrid work schedules. As a result, performing work both remotely and in-office are quickly becoming the new normal. It is critical that employers craft work-from-home policies and strategies to facilitate a smooth transition into their hybrid workplace. This presentation will discuss important considerations and best practices for managing this new hybrid work environment. It will also touch on key risks, liability issues, and evolving trends small businesses should consider.
Further discussion will include: (1) Employee misclassification concerns (2) What California laws apply with guidance on remote work (3) A discussion on vaccines, mandates, and exemptions
Shannon R. Finley, Esq.is a Shareholder in the firm's San Diego office and focuses her practice on employment law, representing California employers in disputes ranging from single plaintiff wrongful termination cases to complex class actions, and everything in between. In addition to defending employers in litigation, Ms. Finley provides guidance to employers, advising on best practices to avoid lawsuits before they arise. Ms. Finley is a speaker and author on issues including best hiring practices, wage and hour law, discrimination, leaves of absence, and social media. She was recognized as a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and a San Diego Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She received the C. Hugh Friedman New Lawyer Award from Lawyers Club of San Diego for her leadership and professionalism in the Legal Community and she was honored as one of the 2020 Leaders in Law and was also recognized as a Women of Influence in Law by the San Diego Business Journal. Most recently, Ms. Finley was elected President of Lawyers Club of San Diego, the largest specialty bar association in San Diego.
Rachel E. Albert, Esq.is an associate in Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC's Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on employment and labor counseling and litigation. She represents a diverse spectrum of California employers, helping them manage the day-to-day issues arising in the employment context, craft and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance, and navigate the litigation process. Rachel earned her J.D. degree at Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating cum laude. She is also a graduate of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law – Mediating the Litigated Case™ program. She is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California.