Nonprofit Workshops

Best Practices in Managing the Remote Workforce

Date

May 25, 2021 - May 25, 2021

Time

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Presenter(s)

Sami Asaad, Partner, FordHarrison LLP

This webinar will offer practical suggestions, policies and procedures that nonprofits should consider when some or all of their workforce is working remotely.

We’ll also discuss the major challenges that nonprofits face when adapting to this new virtual world, including possible hits to productivity; loss of office culture and connection; complying with wage and hour rules; cybersecurity issues; and more.

    Any Connecticut employer interested in providing a remote work option for employees, going fully virtual for the long-term, or supporting nonprofit operations in the current context will want to attend this webinar.

    Co-sponsored by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving in association with Pro Bono Partnership.

    For questions or changes in registration, please contact Stephanie Chung.

    Sami Asaad, Partner, FordHarrison LLP

    About the presenter:

    Sami Asaad, Partner, FordHarrison LLP, works closely with business leaders to develop practical solutions to the broad array of legal challenges employers face in managing a modern workplace. He also serves as Chair of the firm’s Home Healthcare Practice Group.

    Asaad provides proactive day-to-day counsel on a host of issues, ranging from familiar challenges, such as wage and hour compliance and sensitive personnel decisions, to emerging workplace concerns. These include remote/flexible work arrangements, arbitration agreements, mobile apps and employee privacy, alternative wage payment methods, state and local paid leaves, medical/recreational marijuana and drug testing, and accommodation of employees’ psychological disabilities and addictions. Asaad's clients operate in a variety of industries including health care, staffing, technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, financial services and retail.

    As Chair of FordHarrison’s Home Healthcare Practice Group, Asaad counsels home care agencies and provides innovative strategies on the unique issues agencies face, such as managing and compensating live-in aides. He has represented home care agencies in investigations by federal and state labor departments and has presented seminars and webinars to multiple home care franchise systems and industry groups, including the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA).

    Asaad also defends employers in lawsuits filed by employees in state and federal courts and in arbitration and represents employers in investigations by state and federal administrative agencies such as the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor. Asaad has defended employers against claims of wrongful discharge, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, employee misclassification, breach of contract, and federal and state statutory violations.

    Asaad is an experienced speaker and trainer, having presented numerous seminars and webinars to managers and in-house counsel on emerging labor and employment issues, harassment prevention, wage and hour compliance and HR best practices.