#WorkforceWednesday: Special Edition – The Chief Legal Officer’s Role in Transition Back to the Workplace

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 172


Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. The Chief Legal Officer (“CLO”) plays a key role in supporting employers as the workforce transitions back to the workplace.  This week we have a special edition for you.

The Chief Legal Officer’s Role in Transition Back to the Workplace

As enterprises continue to weigh the decisions and risks related to workplace transition, CLOs play a crucial role in addressing everything from leading the legal team and functions remotely, to the heightened organizational data privacy and security risk or the tax and immigration concerns that have arisen from these employee transitions.

Special guests Lori Lorenzo, Research and Insights Director of Deloitte’s Chief Legal Officer Program at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, and David Garland, Chair of the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee at Epstein Becker Green, discuss the range of issues CLOs are tackling. 

You can also read more in a recent article, or learn about how Epstein Becker Green’s alliance with Deloitte Legal provides holistic solutions for CLOs and employers with global workforces.

Other Highlights

NLRA Enters Modern Era of Discipline for Abusive Conduct

A recent National Labor Relations Board decision allows an employer to discipline an employee for abusive conduct without violating the National Labor Relations Act, provided that the employer demonstrates that any other employee would have been disciplined for the same conduct and the discipline was not discriminatorily motivated by the employee’s involvement in the protected Section 7 activity. 

New Wage and Hour and Leave Guidance for Reopening

As businesses reopen, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has released new guidance on issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Read more.

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