COVID-19 and FLSA Changes

March 25, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Zoom link to be e-mailed to registrants

What You Need to Know about Federal Wage and Hour Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenging wage and hour questions for employers. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—and corresponding state wage and hour laws are not on hold during the pandemic. In addition to FLSA obligations, decisions regarding wage and hour could trigger nondiscrimination laws, health and safety laws, leave and accommodation laws, and state-specific laws. It also clarifies some common questions about how to handle pay for workers when they can’t physically come to work. In this webinar we will discuss practical points related to ensuring that you meet your wage and hour obligations to your employees while the crisis continues.

Areas covered will include without limitation:

  • Closures, pay deductions and impact on pay for exempt v non-exempt employees;
  • Voluntary or mandatory telework arrangements and wage and hour obligations;
  • Can you require employees to use PTO during closures?
  • Obligations toward employees under government-imposed quarantine;
  • Obligations toward contingent workers (“temps”)


Janette Levey Frisch has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.


Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems, before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.


Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

Janette has served on the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence.


Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others.


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