Managing the Workplace Internally and Remotely as We Open Back Up

As employers begin to reopen their businesses after weeks of mandatory shutdowns, there will be many employment challenges for employers to manage their workforces.


Presenters: Susan Bishop, Esq., Berliner Cohen; and Lindsay Hover, Esq., Berliner Cohen

View live: June 17, 2020, 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET (available for on-demand viewing through December 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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Download the Q&A from the live event below.

Q-As - SHRM-CVHRMA COVID-19 Webcast 061720.pdf.
As employers begin to reopen their businesses after weeks of mandatory shutdowns, there will be many employment challenges for employers to manage their workforces in accordance with social distancing guidelines and in conjunction with state and federal labor laws. The topics covered will include:

-How to implement company policies to protect employees.

-How to deal with employee complaints of an “unsafe” working environment due to the COVID-19 situation.

-How to handle requests for remote work when the company doesn’t typically allow remote work.

-How to handle leave requests and what is covered and what is not covered under state, federal and local sick leave policies

-How to foster a positive work culture—at a social distance.

About the Presenters:


Susan Bishop, Esq.
Partner at Berliner Cohen

Ms. Bishop’s litigation practice includes working with management of public and private corporations and nonprofit organizations on issues, including employee relations, personnel policies, wage and hour matters, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. She represents clients before State and Federal Courts, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Labor Commissioner, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Much of her time currently is spent defending individual and class actions alleging meal and rest break violations, off-the-clock claims, unpaid overtime, inaccurate wage statements, and alleged PAGA violations. Ms. Bishop advises clients in a wide range of industries, including high tech, franchisees, general contractors and subcontractors, homeowners’ associations, physicians and medical professionals, produce companies, restaurants, beauty salons, sanitation, senior living, and temporary help agencies.

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Lindsay I. Hover, Esq.
Associate Attorney at Berliner Cohen

Ms. Hover’s employment practice includes representing employers on matters involving wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. She also assists clients in preemptively addressing employment-related problems, including conducting internal employment audits, assisting in workplace investigations, and preparing employment policies.

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This Event Eligible for Recertification CreditRecertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

Webcast Co-Host

This webcast is co-hosted by: Central Valley HRMA



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