Preparing for the New Normal - Business and Employment Law Considerations for Long-Term Hybrid and Remote Work

Event Description

Online registration is now closed.
If you would still like to join, email by 11:00 am on June 22.

One senior market research analyst puts it this way, "Many companies succeeded working remotely in 2020 largely because everyone was doing it – there was no built-in preference for office workers or stigma against remote workers. Hybrid is going to make managing this difference harder.… It's no longer: 'Do you offer remote work?' But, do you offer it with enough organizationalsupport so I can be as successful as the people who work in the office?" (quoting Andrew Hewitt of Forrester) (The pandemic forced a massive remote-work experiment. Now comes the hard part Kathryn Vasel, CNN Business, March 11, 2021). So, how can employers best navigate the myriad of issues to consider as they consider transforming their workplaces to long-term hybrid or full-time remote work. This program will tackle key employment law and HR and business challenges and provides practical tips in this quickly evolving area. Topics will include: 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) – and are there possible employment law risks attendant to those decisions? If having at least some onsite work is determined to be desirable, how does an employer successfully map out the necessary logistics (e.g. schedules, workspaces) to meet those objectives? 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 environment? How does an employer effectively train managers to make and implement these decisions in a way that is compliant and effective? How does an employer address employees who want to have their primary work location be from home? What if that home is another state or country? And much more.

Annual Meeting Notice:
The MSBA Labor and Employment Law Section will host its annual meeting and elections at 11:45 a.m. immediately prior to the CLE program. All Section members are encouraged to attend.


Jerri Adams | Attorney, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP

Timothy Kohls | Vice President of Labor & Employee Relations, Allina Health

Dan Prokott | Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 377520


Section Members: Free
Non-Section Members: $10
Non-MSBA Members: $15
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Kayla Erbach


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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM