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    Compliance Considerations for the Remote/Hybrid Workforce

    Date: September 13, 2023, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM Board
    No cost to attend as a North Star SHRM member
    Event Type:
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    Presented by Janell M. Stanton, Esq. of Wagner, Falconer & Judd, Ltd.

    North Star SHRM will be hosting a virtual seminar titled: Compliance Considerations for the Remote/Hybrid Workforce. This is a virtual presentation via Zoom on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m..   Link information will be emailed to members the Monday before the meeting.

    The target audience for this seminar is HR professionals and any business owners.
    Although working remotely existed in the American workforce long before 2020, the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic saw many more employees working from home than ever before. And with emergency orders to close non-essential businesses, companies that never allowed remote work had to quickly adjust. While the pandemic years seem to be behind us, one thing is for certain, remote and hybrid work is not. The challenges this presents to employers are multi-faceted.
    Employers must now consider a host of factors before they hire a remote worker or weigh whether to provide remote or hybrid work as a reasonable accommodation. Companies may be asking themselves:

    • Does the company have to register for that state’s unemployment insurance program?
    • What about worker’s compensation?
    • Are there any specific state or local laws the company needs to be aware of like wage and hour laws or
    leave laws?

    This presentation will address each of these questions and discuss practical tips for how to manage multi-state compliance
    with a remote workforce.
    Learning objectives:

    1. Learn which states’ laws apply to a company’s remote workers.
    2. Learn the variety of different state and local employment laws employers should be aware of
    3. Learn techniques for dealing with multi-state compliance, where companies may not have had to in the

    Our presenter, Janell Stanton, Esq., Senior Associate, at the law firm Wagner, Falconer & Judd in Minneapolis:

    Janell Stanton is a Senior Associate at Wagner, Falconer & Judd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She focuses her practice on management-side employment law, employment litigation, and corporate law. Janell devotes much of her practice to counseling management on strategies, methods, and policies designed to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local laws and minimize risk and exposure to potential litigation. She works to keep her clients informed of recent developments in the law and advises her clients on areas such as hiring, background checks including FCRA and “ban the box” compliance, ADA and reasonable accommodations, federal, state, and local leave laws including FMLA and the litany of state and local paid sick leave laws, employee discipline and termination, and wage and hour issues. She also drafts and advises on
    employee handbooks, separation agreements, noncompete and other employment contracts. Janell is also a frequent speaker and writer on topics relating to HR and employment law and has spoken to organizations throughout the United States, in-person and virtually. She also aims to be a thought leader in her practice by contributing to books, publications, podcasts, social media accounts, blogs, and SHRM articles.