WORKing Lunch Labor & Employment Webinar Series

Kelley Drye’s virtual WORKing Lunch is a webinar series focused on bringing in-house counsel, management, and HR professionals the latest trends and developments in workplace law. If you or a colleague are interested in receiving invitations to future webinars, please contact

Upcoming Webinars in This Series

January 26, 2021 - 12:30 ET

Lawsuits and Laws In Vogue: What To Keep an Eye On in 2021

Emerging vaccines bring hope during the ongoing pandemic, but there’s little relief in sight for the upward trend in COVID-19-related lawsuits. Adding to that, employers still have to comply with existing employment laws and legislation, even when new COVID-19-related laws are the main focus. Join the Kelley Drye Labor and Employment team for a deep dive into COVID-19 litigation and legislative trends, including:
  • Discrimination, retaliation, and COVID-19-related lawsuits

  • Vaccine mandates and disputes

  • New pay equity laws

  • COVID-19 workplace reporting laws

  • Remote work and return-to-the-office challenges

  • Whistleblower claims

  • And much more

Presenters:  Partners Barbara HoeyMark Konkel and Kim Carter.


March 2, 2021 - 12:30 ET

Employee Leave Laws: Managing the Intersection of FMLA, ADA, and FFCRA

Complying with the ADA, FMLA and numerous new COVID leave laws is a huge challenge for employers. More often than not, employers have to manage leave requests where two, or sometimes, all of these laws intersect. Whether it’s dealing with the employee for whom no accommodation is good enough, or the employee whose expertise seems to be avoiding work—we’ve seen it all.

Join the Kelley Drye Labor and Employment team for a thorough review of the obligations under all of these laws, as well some practical advice for handling employee claims and  implementation of necessary policies.

Presenter:  Partner Barbara Hoey


April 13, 2021 - 12:30 ET

A Look Down the Road: Employment Laws Ahead

To say that employers live in an era of change is a radical understatement. Join the Kelley Drye Labor and Employment team for a review of the pressing employment laws and issues that must be addressed by the new presidential administration and the impact of new legislation on how employers must manage their workforces from coast to coast.

Presenters:  Partners Barbara HoeyMark Konkel and Kim Carter.


May 18, 2021 - 12:30 ET

Wage & Hour Laws: How To Avoid Common Pitfalls

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division recovered a record $322 million in wages owed to workers in 2019 and found, on average, $1,025 for each employee due back wages. As employers face employees become more informed about their rights, employers should also stay on top of the ever-changing federal and state wage and hour laws to avoid run-ins with the Department of Labor and state labor agencies.

Join the Kelley Drye Labor and Employment team for a detailed review of today’s wage and hour laws and coverage of the most commonly made errors, including:
  • Misclassifying Non-Exempt Employees As Exempt

  • Failing To Recognize What Time is Compensable

  • Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors

  • Failing To Comply With Both State And Federal Wage And Hour Requirements

Presenters:  Partners Mark Konkel and Kim Carter.


June 22, 2021 - 12:30 ET

Restrictive Covenants 101: NDAs, Non-Competes & Other Tools To Protect Your Company

A company’s proprietary information and business relationships are critical to its success, but these assets can also walk out the door with any one key employee. Too few companies take a considered approach to protecting those assets. NDAs and noncompetes can help, but using them without a holistic strategy can be worse than using no protection at all. Join the Kelley Drye Labor and Employment team for a practical look at how to use—and not to use—restrictive covenants, and how to tailor them to your company’s unique needs.

Presenter:  Partner Mark Konkel.


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CLE and SHRM Information


Kelley Drye is an accredited provider of NY, IL, CA and TX CLE. Each program in this series offers transitional continuing legal education and each program has been approved for a minimum of 1.0 NY Professional Practice credit, 1.0 General Illinois credit, 1.0 CA General credit and 1.0 Texas General credit. We will apply for CLE credit in other jurisdictions, upon request, but cannot guarantee approval.


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Each program in this series is pending for a minimum of 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit  HRCI credit is pending.