Managing Employees through the COVID Era
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
11:00 am to 12:30 pm CDT**
Overview: The pandemic has created tremendous challenges for home health and hospice employers. This presentation will cover topics related to employment law compliance including requiring or encouraging caregiver COVID vaccinations; permissible conversations with employees about health-related issues; reasonable accommodation rules; handling leaves of absence; unique wage/hour/compensation issues; work from home and return to the workplace issues; client requests for vaccinated caregivers; and dealing with clients who have COVID.
Target Audience: Human resource professionals; executives; managers.
Presenter: Kathy Perkins, Kathy Perkins LLC Workplace Law & Mediation, Lawrence, Kansas After 25 years litigating employment disputes in corporate law firms, Kathy Perkins created her own company in 2008, centered around resolving workplace disputes as early as possible. She saw the tremendous cost to employers and ex-(usually)-employees of wrongful discharge, misclassification and other lawsuits. These include not just money paid to attorneys or in settlement, but costs in terms of stress, time, and invasion of privacy into email, mental health records, and so on. Kathy began analyzing what could have been done to avoid each lawsuit. She provides proactive counseling to employer clients, including home health and caregiver agencies. She conducts manager training on employment laws and litigation avoidance. She independently investigates claims of harassment. She serves as a mediator, working with both parties to come to a mutually agreeable resolution. Kathy is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Kansas State University.
Webinar Access: Webinar instructions and links to materials will be provided in a confirmation email. If the contact person does not receive an email 24 hours prior to the webinar, please contact KHCHA to verify your status.
** Recording: A link to a recording of the webinar will be provided to all registered agencies for unlimited access through July 23.
$55 / live connection FREE ** But space is limited so register soon!
Non-Members: $110 / live connection
Fee are based on ONE live phone/Zoom connection for each webinar; multiple site participation for the live offerings for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each live connection. Registrations should not be shared between agency offices—if an agency plans to participate from two office locations, two registrations are required.
Continuing Education: CEs will not be available for this workshop.
Cancellations: Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received prior to the workshop webinar link being sent to your agency. In the event of a written cancellation, KHCHA will retain $25 of the initial registration fee to cover administrative overhead.