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Avoiding the Legal Traps of Managing a Remote Workforce

  • 28 Apr 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom Meeting

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Over the past two years, COVID has drastically altered the work environment, and it doesn't look like it's changing back any time soon.  The remote workforce is here to stay, and this has left employers with confusion and questions.  How are employers - especially those who are new to the world of remote work - supposed to manage these remote employees?

Our attorney presenter, Chris Mead, will walk us through the legal traps of managing a remote workforce.  Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Remote work wage/hour and timekeeping issues
  • Expense reimbursement requirements
  • Disability and reasonable accommodations in a home office
  • Compliance with the laws of other states where employees are located (including basics like registering as a business in those states, payroll deductions in those states, etc)


About Our Speaker:


Chris Mead

Christopher Mead has been for nearly 40 years a practitioner of employment counseling and litigation almost exclusively on the management side.  He chairs the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Cooper, White & Cooper LLP, with offices in Walnut Creek and in San Francisco, where the firm was founded in 1896.  Chris has represented employers in litigation in state and federal courts, in individual and class lawsuits, and has appeared before numerous administrative agencies, including the California Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.  He has litigated race, gender, and national origin discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, access and accommodation, equal pay, trade secret and misappropriation, sexual harassment, and retaliation matters.  His counseling experience runs the gamut, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, disability/accommodation, discipline, leaves, and termination and pre-termination matters. His last jury trial in a wrongful discharge matter was conducted in Mandarin, which he does not speak, although he has been known to interpose the occasional objection to testimony given in Chinese. 

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EMPLOYER ADVISORY COUNCIL

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  • Provides connections between employers, other EACs, and the EDD at the local and state level. 
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  • Notifies employers about pending legislation that may impact them. 
  • Provides employer representation on state-level panels, boards, and advisory groups. 

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