Guest speakers Adam S. Forman and Jeffrey H. Ruzal, of Epstein Becker Green law firm, will present this webinar on Tuesday, July 21 at noon (ET). The presentation will focus on COVID-19 related return to work wage and hour issues. As the retail and restaurant industry is confronting a myriad of new rules and regulations, Adam and Jeffrey will share their insights and expertise on these timely issues.
As the country continues to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic, retailers have started turning their attention to reopening their businesses, where permissible, in a safe and compliant manner. While the health and safety of employees, customers, and third parties are paramount, retailers should also consider proactively taking steps to avoid the next potential wave of wage and hour class and collective actions arising from COVID-19. During this webinar, Epstein Becker & Green’s wage and hour attorneys will discuss important wage and hour-related compliance and litigation-avoidance tips pertaining to work-from-home and return-to-work protocols in connection with COVID-19. Among other things, they will discuss:
• properly maintaining overtime exemptions for employees teleworking;
• avoiding potential off-the-clock worktime claims from teleworking non-exempt employees;
• whether COVID-19 health and safety measures, such as temperature and other safety checks, are compensable; and
• properly assigning and revising employee shifts.