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COVID Now & Later – Navigating the COVID-Related Issues Today and Preparing for the Changed Workplace of Tomorrow
This presentation will discuss the latest COVID-19 developments affecting employers, including the latest regulatory developments regarding unemployment insurance, COBRA, reasonable accommodation, and vaccination issues. We will also examine the changing workplace which will include best practices for work from home policies, hybrid workplaces, and top wage and hour issues to consider in a work from home or hybrid environment. Ongoing workplace safety concerns will also be discussed, including employee reluctance to return to work and employer vaccination policies.

The 90-minute presentation will be conducted by Nan ONeill, Kier Wachterhauser, and Katherine Hesse. There will be opportunities for questions during the course of the presentation.

This webinar will be recorded and distributed afterward.

May 11, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Nan ONeill
Partner @Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP
Nan has 30 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of employment and traditional labor law. She has extensive experience in the litigation of employment-related disputes and counsels clients on a day-to-day basis on employment compliance issues. She frequently conducts manager training sessions on topical legal issues such as harassment, reasonable accommodation, state and federal family and medical leave laws, and other emerging legal trends. Nan also advises employers regarding other issues they may face which have included fiduciary responsibility, confidentiality issues, and copyright issues. Nan’s experience as a traditional labor lawyer includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing employers in labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, and union election and decertification proceedings.
Kier Wachterhauser
Partner @Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP
Mr Wachterhauser represents private and public sector clients in all areas of labor and employment law and maintains a general litigation practice. Mr. Wachterhauser regularly counsels clients on employment matters, including wage and hour, leave entitlements, and discrimination and harassment matters, as well as the drafting of employment policies and contracts, and represents clients in employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative bodies. Mr. Wachterhauser also maintains an extensive labor practice, representing public and private clients in the collective bargaining process, arbitration hearings, and proceedings in front of administrative agencies. Mr. Wachterhauser’s clients include health care agencies, financial institutions, food service entities, local housing authorities and other State and local governmental entities.
Katherine Hesse
Partner @Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP.
Katherine A. Hesse is a partner in the law firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, in Boston Massachusetts where she practices primarily in labor and employment, employee benefits law and fiduciary/trust/retirement/ERISA law. She serves as counsel to Fortune 500 Companies, emerging businesses, government, and tax exempt organizations including hospitals, colleges and private and public retirement and health and welfare trust funds including multi-employer public health care and retirement systems and multi-state Taft-Hartley plans. She advises clients on a daily basis on employment, benefits and trust issues including related tax matters and has litigated many employment and benefits cases before the state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators. Ms. Hesse is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, and various forms of arbitration as well as serving as an expert witness and professional trustee.