With emerging technology over the past two decades, the lines between one’s personal life and professional life often become blurred, as social media, texting, and other forms of expression make it harder for business owners and employees alike to “unplug” from work.
Add in a pandemic, a virtual workforce, and the boundaries around privacy, “on” and “off” time have become more emmeshed.
On this show, we will be exploring methods for business owners to carve out healthy separation between work and personal life – for themselves and their employees – with my guest Lisa Renee Pomerantz, Esq.. A great show for employers and employees alike!
0:38 – 14:58 – Eric introduces the guest of the show Lisa Renee Pomerantz. They start the conversation with Eric inquiring on why the blurring of personal and professional lives during the pandemic can be problematic when it comes to employer liability. They also talk about overtime law and other violations employers must be aware of.
17:09 – 30:32 – Lisa continues the conversation by addressing some of the ramifications of working at home and doing everything electronically, and how employees should be instructed to keep sensitive information safe and secure. They also talk about an employees individual responsibility when it comes to using technology and equipment and a potential return to the office space.
32:55 – 46:10 – Lisa talks about employee policies and how employers should adapt these for the digital landscape, especially when it comes to social media. She explains how these policies should be implemented in the wake of Zoom and extended online usage during the pandemic. Eric chimes in with a few of his own observations of irresponsible and reckless usage of social media sites and Lisa speaks on the importance of tying all loose ends digitally once an employee is terminated.
48:28 – 57:33 – They continue to talk about blurred personal and professional boundaries and how employment law is catching up to the current circumstances that surround the business world. They close out the show with Lisa sharing a couple final thoughts, sharing the date for an upcoming Dispute Resolution Association conference, and dropping her website and contact information for listeners.
About Employment Law Today
Helping Business With Employment Law Issues.
For many business owners, it can be overwhelming to keep up and comply with the federal and state labor and employment laws that govern how they run their business. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new laws and regulations regarding hiring, firing, and workplace practices and protocols — all of which can increase business owners’ anxieties about regaining traction or thriving again. On my weekly show, we will be discussing the most common employment law related questions and challenges that business owners have been facing in these uncertain times.
The show will have three main goals: (1) to inform businesses about employment law updates, (2) to inspire businesses by giving them the tools to move forward, and (3) to demonstrate how some business owners have overcome their employment law problems, walked through the challenges imposed by this pandemic, and have taken steps to regain traction during the reopening phases of this pandemic.
Our guests will include professionals who advise businesses from an H.R., legal, and financial perspective, along with thriving business owners who will share their experiences and insights into running a successful company while complying with labor and employment law mandates during COVID-19.