No one can say with 100% certainty what the future of work will be or that “one size fits all”. One thing is certain in this uncertain time: changes to the future of work are coming. Some changes may be temporary, while other changes may become permanent.
Business will go on. Life will continue. However… it will look different. This digital forum provides strategic guidance for navigating in this uncertain time and will explore how to legally and successfully return to work post-pandemic.
Angela Blum-Finlay has over 20 years of experience leading Human Resources functions in small to Fortune Global 150 companies. She is currently the Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Dime Community Bank where she leads the transformation of the organizational development and human resources functions. She is responsible for the strategy and execution of the talent initiatives as the bank shifts from a thrift bank to a robust community bank. Prior to Dime, Angela was the Director of Human Resource (Global Talent Management Group) for Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. where she was responsible for the strategy and execution of HR and Talent Management activities for the Americas region (North and South America).
Prior to Mitsui, Angela spent almost 10 years in the public accounting and consulting industry leading Human Resources functions, including an HR consulting business. In addition, she also spent time as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Fairleigh Dickinson University teaching Human Resources courses. She currently holds various HR certifications, including SHRM-SCP, SPHR and CCP. She holds both a B.S. and M.B.A in Business Management / Human Resources Management. She is a Board Member of NYCSHRM, Chair of the Talent & Development SIG of NYC SHRM, Co-Chair of the Workforce Council for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Advisor for the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Arts in addition to other volunteer board positions for non-profit organizations.
Michelle Phillips is a Principal in the White Plains office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Phillips is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Ms. Phillips handles various types of employment litigation with an emphasis on sexual and racial harassment. She also counsels clients on a variety of labor and employment matters concerning Federal and State employment laws. She frequently conducts and advises clients on internal investigations and leads employment discrimination, diversity, sexual harassment and LGBT seminars and webinars for a broad range of clients.
Ms. Phillips is a featured speaker at HRNY, NY, NJ and CT SHRM, ACC Corporate Counsel, ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference, Out & Equal Workplace Conference and other prominent organizations. Ms. Phillips conducts training on race, ethnic, intergenerational, interfaith, LGBT & other inclusion issues. She is a national speaker on such issues as an employer’s duty to accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of employees, sexual stereotyping in the workplace and respecting each individual’s gender identity & expression.
Jenifer Bologna is of Counsel in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Bologna is a member of Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave and Health Management group. She specializes in preventative advice and counsel primarily related to disability and leave management issues. Ms. Bologna helps employers navigate the complex and growing body of federal, state and local laws impacting an employer’s response to workplace issues involving employees who are injured or ill, have new children or familial care responsibilities, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local leave laws. Ms. Bologna regularly assists employers with policy and process development, including accommodation and absence management improvement strategies.
Ms. Bologna’s extensive counseling experience allows her to provide creative legal strategies and practicable advice on employee disability and leave issues that often demand individualized solutions. She assists employers in effectively responding to the legal and business challenges posed by the varying array of workplace disability, leave and health management issues with the goal of minimizing litigation risk through the implementation of preventative strategies and constructive solutions that aim to balance an employer’s need to conduct business with an employee’s potentially competing medical, family or personal need.
In addition to advice and counsel, Ms. Bologna frequently speaks on disability and absence management issues, including regularly conducting workplace training on these issues. Ms. Bologna is on Jackson Lewis’ COVID-19 task force which was created to assist clients in responding to COVID-19 related issues.
1 PM - 1:15 PM ET
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM ET
As the Coronavirus has caused great health and economic hardship to the world, we have all learned over the past few weeks and months that what was before is very different than today, and will be for tomorrow. Furthermore, there has been great disparity in our experiences as people and as organizations. We’ve been facing very different challenges and implementing a wide variety of solutions based upon our universal, yet unique situations. No one can say with 100% certainty what the future of work may be or that “one size fits all”. However, by addressing some of the key challenges faced by organizations, at very different places with respect to their organization’s standing, we can all learn from each other and hopefully be stronger in the long-term.
Angela Blum-FinlaySPHR, SHRM, CCP, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources OfficerDime Community Bank
William PackerHead of Global Business ServicesMylan
Curt BurghardtVice President, People Delivery GroupUnum
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM ET
As shelter-in-place orders are lifted and employers are permitted to reopen their workspaces, extreme caution should be used as they wade through a patchwork of local, state, and federal requirements. Additionally, understanding what guidance or recommendations are mandatory is a crucial element for employers.
Michelle PhillipsEsq., PrincipalJackson Lewis P.C.
Jenifer BolognaAttorney at LawJackson Lewis P.C.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET
As the world learns more about how COVID-19 spreads, surface contact has been scientifically proven to be a key risk element, therefore should be avoided as much as possible. Furthermore, adhering to social distancing protocols has also proven to reduce the spread, therefore should be practiced now and into the future.
Lenny BeaudoinGlobal Lead, CBRE WorkplaceCBRE
4:30 PM ET
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