Events

Events

    Jun
    2
    Tue
    Bringing Employees Back to Work: Navigating Legal Questions Facing Employers as Workplaces Reopen @ Online
    Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    This webinar will focus on the legal environment surrounding reopening Massachusetts , including:

    • Legal requirements all employers must comply with, as laid out in Governor Baker’s Four-Phase approach
    • Newly-formulated OSHA requirements to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace
    • EEOC return to work protocols which emphasize
      • Permissible questions employers can ask employees about their health
      • Permissible medical testing employers can require
      • Anti-harassment prohibitions protecting workers from discriminatory behavior based on their national origin, race, age or disability
      • Continuing duty to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities in the COVID-19 context, including leaves of absence
    • FFCRA leave of absence entitlements
    • Tension created by the enhanced unemployment benefits provided by the CARES Act and employer efforts to bring employees back to work

    We will discuss how to coordinate compliance with these state and federal mandates, and how to develop employee communications and required employee training to comply with new and existing training obligations.  There will also be time for questions.

    Oct
    29
    Thu
    2020 Annual Employment Law Update @ Marriott Boston Quincy
    Oct 29 @ 7:15 am – 12:30 pm

    Please mark your calendar.

    Don’t miss this high quality program featuring discussion of timely issues.

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      Nan ONeill from Murphy, Hesse, Toomey &Lehane, LLP, presented for the Quincy Chamber Town Hall on the topic of bringing employees back to work in Massachusetts on Thursday, May 21, 2020.  The Quincy Chamber Town Hall was co-hosted with the Neponset River Chamber.  Nan was joined by co-panelists Margaret Laforest, Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and Norman Eng, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration.   Nan focused on the legal environment surrounding reopening Massachusetts, pointing out Read More

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