2021 REAL HR SESSIONS

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Live Virtual Sessions

“Live Sessions” at REAL HR are just like breakout sessions at an in-person conference and they occur during scheduled times.

There will be nine (9) live sessions at REAL HR 2021 (including the Keynote). Speakers at Live Sessions will be available in the session chat to interact with the audience and answer questions. Live Session replays will be available to watch beginning Wednesday, March 24 and will be available for 30 days after the event.

8:00 - 9:30 AM
Keynote

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10:00 - 11:00 AM
Case Studies in Telework:
The EEOC’s Evolving Perspective on Reasonable Accommodations

Keely Jac Collins, Esquire, LL.M.,
Lead Employment Counsel at Hall Benefits Law

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recognized telework as a reasonable accommodation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, even after most businesses returned to some level of in-person operations, the EEOC focused its enforcement efforts related to telework as a disability accommodation. In an interactive format, we will apply the EEOC’s evolving perspective on telework to practical scenarios that are relevant to HR during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

From this session you will learn the practical value of multiple telework-related disability discrimination cases that were investigated and brought to federal court by the EEOC, including the parties’ arguments and the courts’ responses. Additionally you will learn strategies for employers and their in-house counsels to minimize risk exposure without compromising the employers’ workplace culture and values.

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Five Ways That The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Forever Changed the Workplace

David Barron,
Attorney at Cozen OConnor

The pandemic will eventually be over, but the workplace is likely to be changed forever. The era of working from home is here to stay, and remote working creates new challenges for management and HR professionals. The increased focus on employee safety and social justice during the pandemic is also expected to ignite a wave of union organizing under a new administration.

This program will identify these important trends in the workplace, and more, as well as strategies and policies for employers to use to adjust and adapt to the “new normal.”

As a participant you will

  • identify legal issues raised by requests to work from home as reasonable accommodation under the ADA and continued obligations following end of the pandemic.
  • learn about employer rights and obligations in the event employees seek to organize a union in response to safety and social justice issues in the workplace.
  • develop strategies for developing and implementing changes in company policies to adapt to emerging workplace trends following Covid-19 pandemic.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Human Experience, Wellness & Wellbeing

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Human Experience, Wellness & Wellbeing

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1:30 - 2:30 PM
Culture & Leadership

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1:30 - 2:30 PM
Culture & Leadership

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2:45 - 3:45 PM
Recruitment & Talent

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2:45 - 3:45 PM
Recruitment & Talent

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OnDemand Sessions

OnDemand Sessions are not scheduled at specific times, and they can be viewed any time beginning on March 23, 2021. 

There will be twelve (12) OnDemand sessions at REAL HR 2021. They will be available to watch for 30 days after the event (expiring on April 24).

Put it in Writing! Essential Policies for Every Employee Handbook

Philip J. Siegel
Member/Shareholder at Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel, P.C.

Employee handbooks are an important tool in establishing company culture through the use and implementation of various company policies. During this session, we will discuss what are considered the essential employment policies for any employee handbook. Essential employment policies which will be covered including the EEO policy, attendance policy, vacation policy, cell phone use policies, and harassment and discrimination policies among others. We will also discuss common employment policies which may serve as the basis for an unfair labor practice claim under the federal National Labor Relations Act if not drafted properly.

Employment Law Update

John P. Hagan
Managing Attorney, Hagan Law Group LLC

Participants will learn the newest strategies in preventing COVID-19 litigation, how the new conservative US Supreme Court will affect HR and HR laws, how the federal government is making it easier for companies to classify workers as 1099 independent contractors instead of as employees and how courts are making it easier for smaller companies to avoid discrimination lawsuits.

Additionally, there will be more general employment law updates that confirm previous court holdings so that attendees can confirm that what they are presently doing is correct.

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OnDemand Session 4

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OnDemand Session 5

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OnDemand Session 6

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OnDemand Session 7

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OnDemand Session 8

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OnDemand Session 9

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OnDemand Session 10

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OnDemand Session 11

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OnDemand Session 12

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