Don’t Sweat It How to Avoid Summer Workplace Issues

Don't Sweat It - How to Avoid Summer Workplace Issues

April 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET
Duration 1.0 hours

This webinar will guide employers on how to deal with the multitude of legal issues they will face over the summer.

As the weather warms up and the summer arrives, employers often relax workplace policies, permit time-off, and organize social events. Although casual summer fun is an easy way to boost employee morale, it also brings a host of possible legal issues, such as the potential for harassment and discrimination claims when employers allow casual attire, as well as wage and hour claims arising from hiring seasonal workers and interns.

Employers who throw office parties or organize sporting events, often with alcohol, also must consider the additional implications and potential employer liability for employees who become intoxicated or do damage to others or to property.

Join Jason Habinsky, a partner in the labor and employment practice group at Haynes & Boone, on April 15, 2015 to learn how to properly handle summer workplace issues such as:

  • Workplace attire.
  • Time-off policies.
  • Seasonal hiring.
  • Employer-sponsored social events.
  • Heat-related illnesses.

Presented by

Jason Habinsky

Jason Habinsky

Jason Habinsky is a partner in the labor and employment practice group in the New York office of Haynes & Boone.

Mr. Habinsky counsels both small and large domestic and international clients on a wide range of employment-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, accommodation, wage and hour and employee benefits.

His counseling also focuses on advising clients on improving the workplace in all respects, including drafting and revising employment policies and procedures, offering best practices on interviewing and hiring; and advising on employee discipline, reductions in force and terminations.

Mr. Habinsky has further developed an expansive range of experience advising clients on the latest hot-button issues affecting the workplace, such as those relating to privacy, technology and social media.

He also has extensive experience litigating employment disputes of all types, including representing employers against claims alleging all types of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations and breach of contract, before federal, state and local courts and agencies, and through alternative dispute resolution.

In addition, Mr. Habinsky frequently litigates trade secret and unlawful competition disputes.

By the end of this presentation, participants should understand >

  • What the legal issues are that employers may face during the summer months.
  • How summer month legal issues can expose larger year-round issues with an employer's general policies and practices.
  • Protective measures employers can take to avoid summer month and other related issues.