Workplace Strategies in a COVID-19 World


Financial institutions continue to face the harsh realities of having to downsize or layoff employees and make other adjustments as the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The talk will discuss how the pandemic has altered the way HR departments operate and what it means for HR practitioners now and in the future.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn about the legal obligations and responsibilities involving maintaining a healthy work environment and addressing employee health issues.
  • If a financial institution must permanently reduce its workforce, what must be taken into consideration? (i.e., Warn act, age/gender discrimination)
  • How to competently and compassionately lead through difficult discussions re: benefits/severance, etc.
  • What steps should you take before terminating an employee and how to legally handle the termination process.

Jonathan Light 
Managing Attorney