Keep Your Business Out of Court: Minimizing Your Legal Exposure as Employees Return to Work
Help your small business move past the pandemic and adapt to the challenges ahead!!
- In part one of this session, learn about the comprehensive assistance available through the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers for small businesses looking for resources and training as well as those looking to expand and grow.
- In part two of this session, learn how to stay compliant with employment laws that are new, have been updated, or may be less known. Employment laws change fast... we will help small business owners keep up and avoid costly litigation. Employment attorneys Susan Hodges and Amy Guerin will present.
Virtual Session is FREE! Or Register to attend in person!
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration, Networking & Buffet Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Remarks Meredith Lorrilliere, Executive Vice President, CCSNJ
8:40 – 9:00 am NJSBDC Experts are Ready to Help Grow Your Business
Kelly Brozyna, State Director & Chief Executive Officer, America’s SBDC New Jersey
Kelly will discuss services offered by NJSBDC, including counseling for new and expanding businesses, resources, training, events, online education and certificate programs.
9:00 – 9:15 am Q&A Session
9:15 – 10:15 am How to Keep Your Business Out of Court: Minimizing your Legal Exposure as Employees Return to Work
Amy Guerin, Esq., Associate, Employment and Labor, Parker McCay P.A.
Susan Hodges, Esq., Counsel and Chair, Employment and Labor, Parker McCay P.A.
Amy and Susan will provide small business owners with the basics for providing a positive work environment for employees and avoiding costly litigation. They will discuss the policies (or temporary policies) that should be reviewed and updated post-COVID. They will talk through many of the new or updated laws – federal and state – and make sure small business owners gain a foundational knowledge of how to create and maintain compliant workplace policies. They will discuss employee handbooks, critical employment policies, hiring and firing practices, compensation and benefits, and leave laws.
10:15 – 10:30 am Q&A Session
10:30 am Closing Remarks & Adjournment