As you may know, the Governor announced on Monday that the DOH Commissioner declared COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under the HERO Act. This declaration requires employers to implement their Airborne Infectious Disease policies that meet or exceed NYS requirements. 
Because of this development, we will not host the symposium in person and are shifting to a webinar ONLY format. Our new webinar format will take place on the same day as originally planned and will follow a slightly abbreviated schedule as outlined below.
Please register for the webinar using the RSVP link below. Once registered, you will receive a link to view the webinar program. If you previously registered for the in-person event, you must still register for the webinar.  
Thank you for your understanding.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Webinar Program: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hancock Estabrook, LLP will again present its annual, half-day event, geared toward human resource personnel, business owners and attorneys. Topics covered will include employer obligations related to COVID-19 and recreational marijuana; changes and pending changes to the NYS Human Rights Law, Paid Family Leave, Voting Leave and Labor Law; and emerging class action liability under USERRA other statutes.

This event is pending approval for 3.0 HRCI credits and is approved for 3.0 CLE Professional Practice Credits.
12:30 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
Welcome, Robert C. Whitaker, Jr.
12:35 p.m. 1:05 p.m.
Employment Law Updates, Emily A. Middlebrook
1:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
COVID Workplace Liability, Robert C. Whitaker, Jr.
1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Recent Developments in Public Sector Labor & Employment Law, John F. Corcoran and Tish E. Lynn
2:35 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m . 3:30 p.m.
FOIL, Open Meetings Law and Building Public Engagement, William H. Hython
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Class Action Lawsuit Trends & Mitigation Strategies, Robert C. Whitaker, Jr.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
The Employment Jeopardy Game, Lindsey H. Hazelton

3.0 NYS CLE Professional Practice Credits. (appropriate for all attorneys, experienced and newly admitted)
Provider Hancock Estabrook, LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education. If you have any questions about CLE financial assistance, contact [email protected].

This activity is pending approval for 3 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
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