WORKing Lunch Labor & Employment Webinar Series

Join Kelley Drye’s Labor and Employment team for the 2022 WORKing Lunch Series, which includes five webinars focused on the latest trends and developments in workplace law. Sign up for one, some, or all of the programs below. Invite a colleague, grab your lunch and let’s take a deep dive into these timely employment topics.

Upcoming Webinars in This Series

November 8, 2022 - 12:30 ET
Protecting Your (Human) Resources: Fighting Business Email Compromise and Ransomware

HR employees are, willingly or not, the guardians of the company’s most sensitive collection of data—its employee’s personal information. Cybercriminals often perceive the human resources department as the perfect gateway into a company’s employee data goldmine. Many scams and information theft are perpetrated through social engineering. Cybercriminals posing as job applicants, recruiters or new vendors pray on the fact that human resource employees often receive emails and attachments from unknown sources. Conversely, because of the central role that HR plays in employees’ lives, many employees reflexively open emails and attachments that appear to be sent from the HR department. Employees are just one click away from granting fraudsters the access they need to install ransomware or steal login credentials, potentially exposing employees’ sensitive and valuable personal information, and resulting in significant losses and legal exposure for your company.

This webinar will cover:
  • Weapons and techniques fraudsters use to infiltrate company systems and current scam trends

  • Proactive best practices for fraud and information theft prevention

  • E! true HR stories: theft, lawsuits, and the one simple move that would have stopped it all

  • What to do when the perpetrators are in-house

Presenters: Matthew Luzadder; Tyler Bohman


Previously Held Webinars in This Series

How To Protect Employee/HR Data and Comply with Data Privacy Laws

As workforces become increasingly mobile and remote work is more the norm, employers face the challenge of balancing the protection of their employees’ personal data and privacy against the need to collect and process personal data to recruit, support and monitor their workforces. Mounting regulations attempt to curb employers’ ability to gather and utilize employee data—from its historical use in processing employee benefits and leave requests to employers’ collection, use or retention of employees’ biometric data to ensure the security of the organization’s financial or other sensitive information systems. Learn what employers can do now to protect employee data and prepare for the growing wave of data privacy laws impacting the collection and use of employee personal data.

This webinar covered:
  • Existing and prospective laws and regulations employers should be aware of when managing their workforce

  • Key principles to adhere to when collecting and handling employee personal data

  • Best practices for protecting employee personal data during the employment life cycle

Presenters: Kimberly Carter; Alexander Schneider; Jayson Lewis; Moderator Barbara Hoey

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How To Avoid Legal Pitfalls With A Hybrid Workforce

The pandemic has solidified many employees’ preference for remote work. As companies roll out their return-to-office plans, they are faced with increasing employee demands for remote and hybrid work arrangements. There’s no question that the future workplace may require a combination of in-office and remote work in order to retain a strong and cohesive workforce, reduce turnover and attract top talent. But how can employers facilitate a new, hybrid workplace without resulting in a compliance nightmare? This webinar covered:
  • Important considerations when building a hybrid work model and for supporting remote workers

  • Wage and hour concerns with a hybrid workforce

  • Necessary policies and procedures to sustain an effective hybrid workplace

Presenters: Mark KonkelNicholas Kromka; Rachel Goot

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Pay Equity & Transparency: A Rising Workplace Trend

New York, which has over 9.3 million workers and growing, will soon join other jurisdictions in a growing trend of state and local pay transparency requirements for employers across the country. Currently there are 17 states in the U.S. that have laws around pay transparency, but not all of these laws allow employees to freely discuss their pay.

Pay transparency is the latest legislation aimed towards eliminating gender pay disparity along with salary history ban laws and pay equity laws. While all these laws are generally a virtue, they do create a quagmire of issues in attracting and retaining talent—not to mention HR and legal landmines.

This webinar will cover:
  • New pay transparency laws

  • Review of pay equity and salary history ban laws

  • Insights on compliance

  • Practical implications for talent acquisition and retention

Presenters: Barbara HoeyAlison Frimmel

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October 18, 2022 - 12:30 ET
Wake-up Call: The Resurgence of Unions

The death of union representation was probably not exaggerated—that is, before the pandemic. Now, with employers desperate to recruit and retain employees in a robust labor market, wages seeing the highest percentage increases in years, and a sense of worker-side empowerment not seen for years, unions are more powerful and relevant than at any time in decades.

This webinar covers:
  • The resurgence in union activity across all industries, including strikes and organizing activity

  • Changes at the NLRB

  • Taking the temperature of your workforce

  • Strategies to mitigate union-related risks and disruptions to your business

Presenters: Mark Konkel; Steven Nevolis

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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.