Virtual round table for NAMWOLF brought to you by NAMWOLF’s Labor & Employment PAC
Stacy L. Fode, Esq., Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.
Jayne Miller, Esq., Managing Counsel, Toyota Motor North America and Deborah S. Cochran, Senior Associate Attorney, Wong Fleming
Josephine S. Noble, Senior Counsel – Employment Law & Litigation, MetLife Legal Affairs
The increase in availability of the vaccine and easing of COVID-19 related restrictions has left employers and employees with countless questions about returning to the workplace. However, the National Association for Business Economics Survey reports that only about 1 in 10 companies expect all employees to return to their pre-pandemic work arrangements. Regardless if employees will be returning to the office, working from home, or a hybrid of both, one thing is certain – a thoughtful transition plan is necessary as employers grapple with the myriad of issues that have arisen from over a year of employees working from home and other pandemic consequences and adaptions.
Join us for this timely discussion with in-house counsel from across the country who offer varying perspectives and geographic differences on return to work strategies as employers grapple with keeping employees safe and productive in this ever-changing environment.
Issues to be addressed include:
- Creating a workable and flexible transition plan
- Managing morale and employee well-being during the transition
- Work from home take-aways and best practices
- Getting some of the almost 3 million women back to work and helping families manage change
- Minimizing legal risk as the number of COVID-related lawsuits continue to rise