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  • 1.21.21

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 1.20.21

    Beginning on January 1, 2021, Florida’s new “Verification of Employment Eligibility” statute will require many employers to use the federal E-Verify system before hiring any new employees. This new law could force significant changes to your hiring practices. Join Davis Bae and Ten Stallings for a virtual program detailing the significant developments and what Florida employers need to know.

  • 1.13.21

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 1.13.21

    In January 2021, President-Elect Biden can begin taking actions that will immediately impact employers. Although it is not easy to predict exactly what actions Biden will take once he gains control of the executive branch, this webinar will provide employers a discussion of changes that will most likely come about in the areas of workplace safety, the National Labor Relations Board, the Future of Work, wage and hour, pay equity and leave laws. Join the Fisher Phillips Louisville office attorneys for an important virtual discussion as they walk through what developments to expect.

  • 1.13.21

    The new year will bring a new Presidential administration and new leadership in MSHA. Mine operators can expect to see significant changes in the Agency, particularly in times of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This roundtable discussion will forecast what can be expected from a new MSHA in the next four years. Panelists will cover topics such as enforcement, MSHA policy, the regulatory agenda, and MSHA’s litigation strategy and will offer guidance for how mine operators on how best to prepare for what is expected to be a very different MSHA. This session will take the form of a roundtable discussion and take questions from attendees.

  • 1.13.21

    One of the most common wage-hour questions for employers is, “When is an employee entitled to payment for travel time?” Failure to pay a non-exempt employee for compensable travel time can lead to both straight-time and overtime pay claims. Join Fisher Phillips Partners Ted Boehm and James Glunt for a one-hour webinar that will explain the many travel time principles, recent USDOL guidance, and provide practical tips for tackling travel time policies and questions. This exclusive virtual seminar is a must for HR professionals and general counsel who oversee these complex compliance issues.

  • 1.12.21

    In January 2021, President-Elect Biden can begin taking actions that will immediately impact employers. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the president-elect has already indicated that the planned changes include several designed to improve workplace safety, a key focus of the upcoming Biden administration. Although it is not easy to predict exactly what actions Biden will take once he gains control of the executive branch, this webinar will provide employers a discussion of changes that will most likely come about to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency charged with protecting America’s workforce, over the next four years. 

  • Multiple Dates

    Multiple Webinars

    In this 6 month series, the Fisher Phillips Louisville attorneys will present virtually on trending labor and employment law topics affecting employers across the country in a post-pandemic era. This program is designed for HR managers, in-house counsel, safety managers and those who manage employees. 

  • 12.15.20

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 12.15.20

    Are you prepared for New York’s new paid sick leave requirement that takes effect January 1, 2021? Fisher Phillips attorneys Melissa Camire and Seth Kaufman, partners in the firm's Manhattan office, will review employers’ obligations under the impending New York State paid sick leave law, provide guidance for implementation and answer your questions about the new law.

  • 12.10.20

    Employers with operations in Colorado should be preparing for a big change that will impact your workplaces, as Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act becomes effective on January 1, 2021. With the effective date fast approaching, you must use the remaining months in 2020 to get up to speed on the requirements and adjust your policies, procedures, and job postings. Fisher Phillips’ virtual seminar is a must for employers with operations in Colorado who are focused on employment laws impacting the workplace and for any counsel grappling with these timely and challenging equal pay legal issues.

  • 12.9.20

    Whether you’re an essential business trying to safely operate or a non-essential business trying to keep the lights on, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised a number of hurdles for unionized employers. Join Todd Lyon and Lisa Vickery for a two-hour labor relations program on how to how to bargain in good faith during this period of ongoing uncertainty. Attendees will learn how to respond to and manage high expectations, while maintaining essential management rights. Further, through a series of hands on activities, attendees will leave with proactive suggestions on changing past practices and improvements in layoff and recall provisions before being faced with the full economic fallout of the post-COVID-19 economy.

  • 12.8.20

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 12.7.20

    A new Pay Data Reporting law set to take effect in March of 2021, will have a ripple effect on many companies with employees in the Golden State. In a continuing effort to reduce gender and racial pay gaps and after years of a back-and-forth struggle at the federal level between the Obama and Trump Administrations over employer pay data reporting, California has adopted its own requirement with the enactment of SB 973. Effective March 31, 2021, private employers with 100 or more employees will be required to submit to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) an annual pay data report broken down by race, ethnicity, and sex.

  • 12.2.20

    Discussion of key issues that employers should consider when deciding whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, including shots for this upcoming flu season and for the inevitable COVID-19 vaccine once approved.

  • Multiple Dates

    Multiple Webinars

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 12.2.20

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 11.30.20

    The Cal/OSHA Standards Board recently approved an emergency regulation imposing new obligations on California employers related to COVID-19 prevention. This represents the most far-reaching formal rule-making by Cal/OSHA on COVID-19 and may be a preview of rule-making we can expect at the federal level under a Biden Administration. California employers do not have much time to comply with the new requirements – it will be effective as early as November 29, 2020. This webinar will educate you on these significant new requirements and steps you should immediately undertake to ensure compliance. This emergency standard is a significant game-changer, so this is one you will not want to miss.

  • 11.24.20

    The Cal/OSHA Standards Board recently approved an emergency regulation imposing new obligations on California employers related to COVID-19 prevention. This represents the most far-reaching formal rule-making by Cal/OSHA on COVID-19 and may be a preview of rule-making we can expect at the federal level under a Biden Administration. California employers do not have much time to comply with the new requirements – it will be effective as early as November 29, 2020. This webinar will educate you on these significant new requirements and steps you should immediately undertake to ensure compliance. This emergency standard is a significant game-changer, so this is one you will not want to miss.

  • 11.19.20

    Because of the prolonged COVID-related travel restrictions, an increasing number of employers are receiving requests from their employees to work remotely, sometimes from another state or even another country. Before an employer agrees, the legal and tax implications of such an arrangement must be considered. Join attorneys Bill Wright and Nan Sato as they outline the risks and issues employers should consider when an employee is expected to temporarily work from another state or a foreign country.

  • 11.18.20

    During the end of the year, many employers are beginning the performance review process and will soon make decisions about year-end bonuses and raises for next year. In this informative and timely presentation, Kathleen Caminiti, co-chair of Fisher Phillips' Pay Equity Practice Group, and attorney Sarah Wieselthier, outline why now is an ideal time for employers to evaluate their pay practices and correct any disparities to minimize potential risk for litigation.

  • November 17 | 10:30 am – 3:25 pm EST
  • 11.16.20

    Now that The California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) has passed and will become law, businesses across the nation should not wait to start working on compliance. We will discuss why even non-California businesses must comply with the both the CPRA and the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the principle requirements of the CCPA that are currently in effect, and the changes made to the CCPA by the CPRA—including what new requirements businesses will need to comply with.

  • 11.12.20

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have deserted the physical workplace. Modern technology and remote access capabilities have made it possible to transform almost any job to a telework position. As the initial scramble to remote work becomes the norm, employers should revamp telework and cybersecurity policies to combat increased cybercrime targeting employees working from home.

  • 11.12.20

    Webinar

    It appears to be official: unless the election results can be overturned in several states, Joe Biden will soon be our nation’s 46th president. Now the work begins to forecast what the next four years will bring. We’ve spent some time gathering our firm’s collective wisdom on what the next administration will mean for workplace law and the nation’s employers. We hope you can join us for this webinar as we walk through what developments to expect. 

  • Steps to negotiating a “labor peace agreement” and “collective bargaining agreement” when dealing with a union
    11.11.20

    Fisher Phillips and Cannabiz Team invite you to a one-hour webinar about unions and the cannabis industry.

    With the cannabis workforce booming, many state statutes require cannabis employers enter into Labor Peace Agreements with labor unions as a means to organize the workers into a union. Once organized, cannabis employers must bargain a collective bargaining agreement with the union. In this virtual seminar, Fisher Phillips cannabis labor lawyers will advise how to negotiate a state compliant Labor Peace Agreement, what happens after employees organize a union and how to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    If you’re a cannabis retailer, distributor, testing laboratory, or cannabis event organizer, you won’t want to miss this informative program. Other cannabis industry partners that will benefit from attending are Professional Employer Organizations (“PEOs”), cannabis consultants, and financial investment firms.  We look forward to helping you gain a better understanding of cannabis employers’ legal obligations and how to address these important labor relations issues. 

  • 11.3.20

    During this hour-long Lunch N Learn webinar, attorneys Nicole Kamm and Aymara Ledezma will take a detailed look at five important bills from the 2020 legislative session, including California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, CFRA amendments, COVID-19 workers compensation presumption, COVID-19 reporting requirements, and revisions to independent contractor classification. We will address common questions and discuss best practices and recommendations heading into the new year.

  • Tensions in the Workplace: A Roundtable Discussion
    10.29.20

    We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels safe bringing their “entire authentic self” to work. Sounds great, in theory. In application, however, this approach inevitably leads to tension among coworkers. The tension might arise from social media content, message board chats, watercooler talk, or other discussions on topics about which people tend to have strongly held positions and beliefs.

  • AB 1825 Supervisor Training Session, AB 1825 Supervisor "Train-the-Trainer" Session, and SB 1343 Employee Harassment "Train-the-Trainer" Session
    10.27.20

    This session is designed for human resources professionals who are experienced in the area of sexual harassment training and investigations.

  • 10.22.20

    This year’s presidential election promises to be one for the record books, especially as it comes to determining what is next for immigration reform in the United States as we head into 2021. Please join Fisher Phillips partner and co-chair of the firm’s Global Immigration Practice Group, Davis Bae, for a webinar to discuss the issues we expect to see addressed from both parties leading up to election day and what employers should start thinking about now.

  • 10.22.20

    If you think your California company is not required to provide family/medical leave because you have less than 50 employees, think again. Starting January 1, 2021, the California Family Rights Act applies to employers of five or more employees. The new law opens up a whole new world for many employers who previously never had to know about the CFRA. Those days are over. Join us in this informative webinar that will tell you about the CFRA’s requirements and share best practices.

  • 10.15.20

    Whether you are a non-union company or a company with a longstanding relationship with a union, strikes and picketing activity have increased dramatically over the last couple of years. Join Todd Lyon and Lisa Vickery for a two-hour labor relations program on how to prepare for and succeed against strikes, pickets and boycotts. This exciting program will examine what kinds of activity is lawful, and, most importantly, how to equip your company with the best contingency plan to counter the effectiveness of the union’s actions. HR and Labor Relations professionals will have the opportunity to explore effective lawful decisions in the face of such adversity.

  • 10.13.20

    Discussion of key issues that employers should consider when deciding whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, including shots for this upcoming flu season and for the inevitable COVID-19 vaccine once approved.

  • 10.7.20

    In the midst of the pandemic, California employers continue to face many new laws and regulations. This year, we will discuss the following bills that have either already been signed by Gov. Newsom or are expected to be signed by the end of September 2020.

  • 10.7.20

    Webinar

    Every four years American businesses face a special workplace challenge of a presidential election. This year, the potential for employment disputes over politics is greater due to the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened focus on social justice issues. This webinar will provide ten crucial action items and best practices to help companies prepare for election season, manage threats of civil unrest and maintain a professional work environment.

  • 9.30.20

    As we approach the end of the calendar year, many employers are preparing to start the process of conducting annual employee evaluations. But are those evaluations useful management tools, exercises in futility, or simply traps for the unwary?  Join Fisher Phillips Senior Attorney, William Mosher as he explains how to conduct your employee evaluations in a way that will provide your business with valuable financial and legal benefits, while avoiding actions that could expose you to significant legal liability.

  • 9.30.20

    California class action litigation has exploded, and employers typically face multimillion dollar exposure if they are ever served with a wage and hour class action or a PAGA representative action. Even before any settlement is reached, these cases can be devastating for employers both financially and operationally.

  • 9.15.20

    As we work toward reopening our economy, employers must consider what legal issues lie ahead. Join this virtual seminar as Tropical Benefits consultant, Carmen Hodnett and Fisher Phillips attorney, Justin McConnell, address some of the key legal issues facing employers. They will discuss strategies for safely opening workplaces and the legal risks and liabilities that in-house counsel and human resources will be asked to manage while businesses attempt to find the new normal.

  • 9.11.20

    Even after employees return to work and business operations return to normal, the impact of COVID-19 has changed the workplace for the foreseeable future. And until a vaccine and tests become widely available, the threat of another outbreak and employee concerns or fears regarding COVID-19 will continue to permeate throughout the workplace.

  • California Anti-Harassment Train-the-Trainer Doubleheader
    9.9.20

    Webinar

    The passage of SB 1343 expands the AB1825 training requirement to now require all employers with five or more employees to provide anti-harassment training for supervisory and nonsupervisory employees. It also requires all nonsupervisory employees to complete one hour of anti-harassment training. All employees must be trained within six months of being hired and every two years thereafter. This session, exclusively for human resources professionals, will equip them with the know how to conduct training at their workplace. Materials will be provided in both English and Spanish for this session. Important: only those who fall under eligible train-the-trainer categories may attend this session.

  • 9.9.20

    As New Jersey schools announce their re-opening plans, employers in the state are trying to understand their obligations under different federal and state leave laws. Although the plans vary widely, most schools are making the difficult decision of choosing either an entirely remote learning model or a hybrid of attending remotely coupled with physical attendance. In light of these different reopening plans, New Jersey Managing Partner Rosemary Gousman and Associate Alvaro Hasani are hosting a 60 minute webinar to help employers understand how the (FFCRA) affects the leave rights of employees for differing school schedules and how covered employers in New Jersey must also consider their obligations under state leave laws.

  • 8.27.20

    Everyone has strong opinions about politicians and issues, especially during this 2020 election season. Inevitably, these opinions may come up during conversations at work where they can be disruptive and interfere with productivity. These conversations also can expose employers and employees to legal risks if they do not fully understand the laws that govern political speech at work.

  • 8.27.20

    Litigation in federal court is becoming more and more common in the practice of immigration law, in part because of the immigration agency’s arbitrary case adjudication or delay. Join Fisher Phillips immigration attorney Ralph Hua for a one-hour webinar providing an in-depth overview of the various types of immigration litigation cases, and how federal court litigation can be an effective tool to achievable results in immigration cases.

  • 8.27.20

    The year 2020 has been a big year for employers. The impact of COVID-19 has changed the workplace for the foreseeable future, and aside from COVID-19, there have been significant legal developments in 2020 that employers cannot ignore.

  • 8.25.20

    As Michigan businesses continue to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is looking to provide employers with some relief. Join Fisher Phillips attorney Stephen Gee for a webinar covering the new stimulus and business relief legislation that is in the pipeline, and what employers need to know.

  • 8.18.20

    Accommodating leave and administering the interactive process and disability accommodations can be burdensome and feel like a full-time job, but the law does have limits. This program will discuss the bright line rules and the gray areas of disability-related laws and provide guidance on when the company has satisfied its duties. The program will include a discussion of common problems employers and managers face, including at what point an employee's leave becomes an undue hardship and when an employer may safely end the interactive process or consider terminating disabled employees.

  • Navigating Medical and Recreational Marijuana in the Workplace
    8.13.20

    In 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64 and began a journey that brought radical changes to state marijuana laws. These changes have left many employers wondering what they must do to adapt to legalized marijuana. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all response to the issue. What may be appropriate for an employer of individuals in safety-sensitive positions may not work for the employer of baristas.

  • 7.30.20

    Join Seattle’s Amanda Buchan for to discuss what employers should know about the tangled web of various federal, state, and local laws that provide employees with protected leave. 

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