CREATING THE NEW HYBRID WORKPLACE
Live In-Person Seminar
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MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

8:55 AM - 4:30 PM   |   Check-In:  8:25 AM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

Creating the New Hybrid Workplace

Effectively Counseling Clients at All Stages – From Decisions About Fit to Implementation

An in-depth look and practical guidance regarding the legal, human resources, and business considerations attendant to decisions about – and transitions to – hybrid workplaces.

  • Trends & Decision-Making Models
  • Selection Criteria & Communication
  • Comp & Reimbursement Implications
  • Employment Law & Tax Obligations
  • Data Security & Privacy Challenges
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Considerations
  • And more!


Who Should Attend?

  1. Employment lawyers
  2. Corporate lawyers
  3. Benefits attorneys
  4. Generalist business law advisers
  5. HR professionals
  6. And any other attorney affected by or advising clients on aspects of hybrid workplace implementation! 


Bonus Resource FREE for All Attendees!
In addition to the course materials, all attendees will receive electronic access to Minnesota CLE’s Legal QuickSheet™ on Key Employment Law Considerations for Hybrid Work. 

8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Understanding the Big Picture – Expectations, Trends and Decision-Making About Hybrid Workplaces

  • What is hybrid work and what are the types of hybrid workplaces?
  • What are employee and employer expectations?
  • What are the opportunities, potential downfalls, and risks?
  • What are the trends?
  • What are good and not-so-good examples of what the decision-making process looks like as employers determine whether and how to transition? 
  • Who should be part of the decision-making team?
  • How does an employer set criteria by which to judge whether hybrid/remote arrangements are working?
  • How does an employer best keep employees in the loop about the status and details of the move (or not) to a hybrid workplace?
  • How does an employer best implement the decision to move to a hybrid workplace?

– Daniel G. Prokott & Nicole A. Truso


10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK


10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Tax, Compensation, and Employment Law – Identifying and Managing These Important Obligations When Employees Work Remotely
Learn about the tax, compensation, and employment law obligations that apply when employees work remotely – including when they work from cities, states, or countries other than where the employer is located. Your presenters distill key considerations related to:

  • Taxing of remote work fringe benefits;
  • Reimbursing work-from-home and travel costs;
  • Crossing borders;
  • Recent employee legislation and upcoming expectations; and
  • How incentives and reward packages are impacted by nontraditional working models.

How can clients best manage opportunities and risks?

– Christopher J. Laux & Jason S. French


11:10 – 11:20 a.m.
BREAK


11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Who Will Work Remotely? How Often? Who Decides?

  • How does an employer decide who can/must work from home and who can/must be onsite (on a full-time or part-time basis)? 
  • How does an employer decide how often/when employees must be in the workplace?
  • Who is/are the decision-maker(s)? Should employees be given the option to choose for themselves where they work and how often/when they go to the workplace?
  • What happens if decisions vary department by department based on manager preference?
  • How, when, and by whom are these decisions best communicated?
  • What are best practices to help mitigate the possible employment law risks attendant to these decisions? 
  • What are the labor law implications in unionized and in non-unionized workforces?

– Penelope J. Phillips


12:20 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The “At the Office” Part of Hybrid Work During COVID – Navigating Privacy and Employment Risk in Managing COVID Testing, Vaccinations, and Exposure Mitigation
For employers trying to determine how to deal with COVID-19, a clear course of action remains elusive and presents businesses with new and continuing challenges as they consider workplace safety requirements. This session will provide the most up-to-date information on the latest employment and privacy law and regulatory developments to consider when mitigating risk to your employees, customers, and others. Our employment and privacy law experts will discuss new developments related to these issues, including:

  • What steps employers should take to implement a testing program; 
  • Updates on guidelines related to COVID-19 vaccinations for the workforce, including notice, authorization, confidentiality and response;
  • Competing privacy and data security concerns, including the scope of medical and other information employers can collect, retain, store, and access from employees, customers, and facility visitors alike;
  • Notice and consent obligations; and 
  • Legal risks associated with data breaches.

– Mandana Massoumi & Brandon P. Reilly


2:00 – 2:10 p.m.
BREAK


2:10 – 3:00 p.m.
Creating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Hybrid Workplaces

  • How might moves to hybrid workplaces enhance or inhibit diversity?
  • How might those moves impact equity – positively or negatively?
  • How does an employer make sure that mentoring, promotion, and other types of job opportunities that have traditionally involved in-person interactions continue successfully in a new hybrid workplace environment? 
  • Other DEI considerations.

– Rebecca J. Bernhard & Melissa Muro LaMere


3:00 – 3:10 p.m.
BREAK


3:10 – 4:00 p.m.
Overcoming Data Security and Privacy Challenges in the Hybrid Workplace

  • Concrete guidance and best practices for data security during remote work;
  • Training employees and monitoring compliance with data security protocols;
  • Pros and cons of company-provided vs. employee-provided equipment;
  • Drafting remote work policies to promote privacy and data security, including updates to Bring Your Own Device policies;
  • Managing the risks of virtual voice assistants; and
  • Addressing considerations for protecting intellectual property

– Lisa Ellingson & Nadeem W. Schwen


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Avoiding 10 Mistakes in the Hybrid Workplace – A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Perspective
To cap off the program, a plaintiffs’-side employment lawyer shares insights to help employers better meet the challenges and opportunities of the hybrid workplace. Learn 10 important lessons for employers: what mistakes to avoid and what to do instead.
– Laura A. Farley

LIVE WEBCAST
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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LIVE REPLAYS
There are no live replays.

$245 MSBA members / $245 paralegals / $295 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also has applied to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 6.0 labor and employment law specialist credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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