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The What, Why, and How of Pandemic-Related Labor Lawsuits

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There’s a new realm of employee rights and another area where organizations must be careful not to misstep, and it’s all because of the pandemic we all know and loathe. As many employers continue bringing people back to the traditional workplace, they’re finding themselves in front of employees who are filing cases about alleged wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation. Perhaps you’ve already seen or heard about situations like this yourself.  

So how can you ensure your organization is on the right side of the law and not violating employees’ rights? 

Well, if you’re a leader in HR and payroll, I’ve got a tip for you — and it doesn’t matter which UKG solution you own. This applies across the board. The fact that pandemic-related class action lawsuits are more prevalent might not be news to you, but did you know that UKG is offering a webinar this Wednesday to help you navigate this new territory?  

Tune in to the webinar The What, Why, and How of Pandemic-Related Labor Lawsuits Wednesday, August 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET. Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., executive director of The Workforce Institute at UKG, Chris Olmsted, employment law attorney at Ogletree Deakins, and Mark Wales, former VP of labor and workforce management at Starbucks, will explore the intersection of labor law compliance and COVID-19.  

The webinar will dive into topics such as: 

  • Lessons learned from real and recent employment law cases 
  • How to manage risk when employees become sick 
  • Vaccine mandates and workplace safety 
  • The implications of worker misclassification 
  • Company policy evolution and adjustments based on state guidelines 

You won’t want to miss this timely and relevant live webinar event. But even if you can’t make it, you can catch the replay and watch it on your own time. Register now, and we’ll send you the link. 

The HR and Payroll Resources  

Workforce Institute at UKG: For more insight into people-related workplace research and education, you’ll want to follow the Workforce Institute at UKG. This think tank helps organizations drive performance by addressing human capital management issues that affect both hourly and salaried employees.   

HR and Payroll Resource Library: The HR and Payroll Resource Library is another helpful resource available to customers, and it’s available through the UKG Kronos Community. Free for all registered UKG Kronos Community members, it’s a research tool providing information on state and federal laws. Browse content related to recruitment and retention, workplace safety, HIPPA, and other employment rules and regulations. Simply log in to the UKG Kronos Community and select the HR and Payroll Resource Library link on the right-hand side of the homepage.

 

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And don’t forget to register now for The What, Why, and How of Pandemic-Related Labor Lawsuits webinar Wednesday, August 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET!