Jul 2, 2020
Grower forum to address employer compliance with COVID-19 requirements

The third in a series of Penn State Extension grower forums on “Protecting Essential Agricultural Business Operations and Employee Health during COVID-19″ will be held on July 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Brook Duer, staff attorney with the Penn State Ag Law Center, and will lead a discussion on “Employer Compliance with COVID-19 Legal Requirements for Ag Labor.” Joining Duer will be Schaun Henry, partner in the Harrisburg firm of McNees, Wallace & Nurick, LLC.

Learn about the latest from the various divisions of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as these entities respond to COVID-19.

Agricultural producers must process a veritable mountain of information essential to remaining viable during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar series has concentrated thus far on various aspects of how the pandemic has or will impact your workforce this growing season. However, one area that has not been dealt with is employer compliance with laws and regulations governing the workplace and the employment relationship.

Those with human resources duties need to take stock of new directives, interpretations, or unforeseen impacts of various labor and employment laws during COVID-19. And new internal policies may need to be written. Now is a chance to make sure you have taken stock of what you need to know and implement.

The webinar is offered at no cost, however registration is required to receive the webinar link. To register, visit here or call 877-345-0691.

There is the option to call into the session by phone to listen for those unable to access the internet.



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