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Return To The Office Safely – OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Updated Although many companies are on a path to return to work after Labor Day, some are slowing their roll as the Delta variant of COVID -19 continues to spread.  However, for those still planning an early fall return, this month, on August 13th,  the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued updated guidance intended to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.  The…
The unprecedented nature of the Coronavirus pandemic brought forward many questions about infectious disease policy and procedure in the workplace.  Companies used a variety of tactics to keep operations going and employees active during the pandemic and many are still working on bringing employees back to the workplace. To help human resources managers take a more strategic approach to their infectious disease policy and procedure, Financial Poise and co-producer West LegalEdcenter will present a live…
Involuntary terminations are an unpleasant, but unavoidable fact of the workplace.  Whatever the reason for the termination – poor performance, misconduct or absences – employees often take issue with the reason they are being let go.  Employers can and should learn how to minimize risk when saying goodbye so they can avoid costly, distracting, deflating experiences with the employees they need to let go.  Join an expert panel of legal minds, including Gary Savine, principal,…
Need a break?  Why not spend it with employment law attorney Gary Savine as he and an expert panel discuss how to manage employees when they take leaves of absence or need disability accommodations?  “Time For A Break: Managing Leaves of Absence and Accommodating Disabilities” is now available on-demand on the Financial Poise website!  With a West LegalEd Center subscription, you can earn CLE or CPE by watching the webinar on-demand on West. “The…
Human Resources Management Students Ask An Employment Lawyer Gary Savine returned for the third time to lead the “Ask an Employment Lawyer” discussion as part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program offered by the College of DuPage (COD). “Human resources and employment law are about what happens in people’s working lives.  We deal with complex issues that can affect someone’s livelihood,” says employment lawyer, Gary Savine, principal, Savine Employment Law, Ltd., “I enjoy…
City of Chicago outlaws employer retaliation for COVID vaccine-related time off To prevent employer retaliation against workers who must take time off to get the COVID vaccine, the city of Chicago issued an ordinance prohibiting retaliation, or taking any action, against workers who take time off to get their COVID vaccine.  The ordinance, passed by the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, bolsters last May’s anti-retaliation ordinance, which protects workers from retaliation if they are unable…
Conducting workplace investigations is a tool for companies who need to uncover the truth about complaints of discrimination or harassment in the workplace.  However, there are pitfalls to conducting investigations. On Tuesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. CST, Gary Savine, principal, Savine Employment Law, Ltd. will join a panel of attorneys to discuss how to conduct an effective workplace investigation. “I know What You Did Last Summer: Workplace Investigations,” is a webinar that answers questions…
Brush up on your wage and hour compliance training with Savine Employment Law, Ltd. and a panel of experts. On April 20 at 2 p.m. CST, Financial Poise will again offer the live webinar, “Show Them The Money: Wage and Hour Compliance” as part of the series “Protecting Your Employee Assets: The Lifecycle of the Employee Relationship” co-produced by West LegalEdCenter . “This webinar series is a great opportunity for HR and other leadership to…