"To Have and to Hold: The Employer/Employee Relationship as a Marriage" Complimentary Lunch & Learn - New York City

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Date   Mar 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

FordHarrison LLP
60 East 42nd Street, 51st Floor
New York, New York 10165

About the Program
Please Join FordHarrison attorneys, Eric Su, Jeffrey Douglas, and Valerie K. Ferrier for a presentation of all stages of the employment relationship viewed through the lens of a marriage. We will offer insight into recent changes to laws affecting New York employees and a primer on all stages of the employment relationship.

The Courtship
Create Your Dating Profile: Application Process:

  • Do’s and Don’ts of job postings and formal applications

“Wanna meet me for a drink?”

  • Questions and topics to avoid in the interview process.
    • Salary history ban
    • Criminal background checks

“Will you marry me?”

  • The Offer Letter

The Marriage
The Wedding – “I now pronounce you, …” 

  • Onboarding Process and Workplace Policies – the “must haves” to kick start and maintain a healthy relationship

The Relationship

  • good record-keeping practices
  • arbitration agreements and class waivers – will they save you?
  • update on scheduling laws

“We need some time apart”

  • update on New York’s paid family leave law and interplay with FMLA
  • update on New York’s sick leave amendment going into effect

The Divorce
Relationship on the Rocks: Discipline

  • “Don’t worry, he/she won’t go to court” - What to include in your forms to avoid future claims

Finalizing the Divorce: The Termination Notice

  • “Baby, I am leaving you!” - Federal and State notice requirements
  • “Can’t he/she agree to release me from EVERYTHING?” – The complications of attempting to enforce a general release in the employment context

Avoiding Alimony: insuring against employment liability

  • A fresh start - DOL’s Pilot Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”)
  • He/she just won’t leave you alone: Responding to Unemployment Applications

Lunch will be provided (sandwiches, vegetarian options, and Kosher options).