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Wednesday, June 3

Sessions begin at 12:45 p.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. Eastern time.

Steering Clear of Legal Thorns in Remote Work Arrangements

Presenters: Andreas Kaltsounis, Esq., partner, BakerHostetler LLP; and Jason B. Klimpl, Esq., partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

As many workers continue to work from home or in remote work environments due to Covid-19, numerous legal issues must be taken into consideration—including cybersecurity; client supervision of temporary workers; safeguarding of client property; timekeeping; compensation for use of personal devices; and more. Learn from experts about how you can protect your staffing firm from data breaches, lawsuits, and disputes with clients.


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Managing Attorney–Client Relationships in a Time of Crisis

Presenters: Dana Baughns, Esq., vice president, general counsel, and secretary, Aerotek Inc.; Monte Block, chief executive officer, Rotator Staffing Services Inc.; Diana Karabelas, Esq., general counsel, Advanced Group; Jon Neff, co-founder and chief operating officer, Hire Dynamics; and Erin Stewart, Esq., TSC, CSP, general counsel, Pinnacle Group

In this special insiders’ account, a panel of staffing lawyers and executives will reflect on how they maximized the relationship between management and in-house or outside counsel to navigate the Covid-19 crisis and gleaned valuable lessons that prepared them for potential future crises. Learn how they are guiding their staffing firms through a time of great legal and financial uncertainty.


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Tough Decisions: Conducting Layoffs and Furloughs Due to Covid-19

Presenter: Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

An unfortunate reality is that staffing firms are having to make difficult personnel decisions. In this session, examine the differences between furloughs and layoffs; the applicability of state and federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Acts in cases of layoffs; and wage and hour, paid time off, and unemployment issues.

Thursday, June 4

Sessions begin at 12:45 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Navigating Legalities Amid the Pandemic: Background Checks, I-9s, and More

Presenters: Pamela Devata, Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and Helen Konrad, Esq., director, McCandlish Holton PC

Remote work arrangements have posed challenges for staffing companies screening candidates and onboarding employees. These challenges have been particularly acute with respect to background checks and completion of Forms I-9. In this session, experts will advise how your staffing company can lawfully and expeditiously screen and onboard candidates despite the pandemic.


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Protecting Your Firm From Fallout: When Clients Contemplate Bankruptcy

Presenter: Michael J. Riela, Esq., partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

As businesses continue to react to and navigate the economic crisis, some clients are taking longer to pay staffing invoices—while others may be on the brink of insolvency or bankruptcy. In this practical and timely session, learn how to take precautionary measures upfront, through contracts and due diligence, as well as how to proceed if your client is contemplating or has filed for bankruptcy.

Returning to Normalcy: Legal Issues When Employees Go Back to Work

Presenters: Benjamin D. Briggs, Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and Mark Lies, Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Once staffing firms and clients reopen their offices, they must take into consideration their obligations to ensure a safe worksite. Can staffing firms take temperatures or test returning employees for Covid-19? How should they re-engineer their workspaces? What personal protective equipment must they provide? And how should staffing firms ensure that their clients are taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of temporary workers that are returning? Learn about these issues and more during this timely and important session.


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