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Impact for Employers: Introduction to the NYS Paid Sick Leave Law and COVID-19 Legal Developments

September 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

Program Description: The first half of this program will set forth the requirements that the upcoming NY Paid Sick Leave Law imposes on employers, including accrual, carryover, and allowable uses of the leave. Topics will also include how to incorporate the new sick leave into existing paid time off policies, how the leave applies to part-time and per diem employees, collective bargaining implications, employer record-keeping requirements, and much more. The latter part of the presentation will be a legal update on the legal issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will range from federal and state statutory and regulatory developments to practical impacts for employers. Date: Tuesday, 9/8 | 1pm – 2pm EST COST:  FREE for NHRA members; $25 for non-members Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will gain a familiarity with New York Paid Sick Leave law and will be able to draft and revise applicable policies.
  • Attendees will learn how to facilitate Paid Sick Leave in the workplace, including limitations on use and documentation requirements.
  • Attendees will come away with an understanding of how federal and state COVID-19 developments apply to their employees, along with practical tips for managing employees during a pandemic.
About the Presenters: Kate McClung is a labor and employment law attorney who counsels employers in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including addressing wage and hour issues, responding to claims of employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and enforcing restrictive covenant agreements. Kate regularly handles class actions and individual litigation in state and federal courts and administrative claims before state and federal government agencies. Prior to joining Bond, Kate worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City.   Theresa Rusnak represents employers in matters of labor and employment law. She regularly works with colleges and universities, manufacturers, non-profits and school districts to ensure compliance with the ever-changing statutes and regulations under New York and federal law. Theresa particularly enjoys representing religious organizations and entities and advising them on compliance with state and federal law, while being mindful of their unique circumstances. Theresa has represented clients in EEOC, Division of Human Rights, OSHA, NCAA and Department of Labor investigations, and corresponding litigation matters.     For questions on registration or cancellations, please contact one of our co-directors of Hospitality: Nicole Kier at Kier.nicole@gmail.com or Lauren Sebring at lsebring@goodwillfingerlakes.org Cancellations permitted up to 24 hours prior to event. Registration will close Wednesday 9/2 at 3pm. Connection Details: Attendees will receive an email with a Zoom link, along with connection instructions, prior to the event.   This program has been submitted for 1.0 HR credit hours to the HR Certification Institute for review.  


September 8, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Free – $25.00
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