Sweatpants and Laptops: COVID-19 Work from Home Policies and Legal Concerns

Recorded On: 03/25/2020

This free webinar will address how best to implement work-from-home practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. As states of emergency are announced, businesses are being shuttered and individuals are being encouraged to limit or avoid contact with others. This has led to a significant increase in work-from-home arrangements, whether at the urging of employers or the employees themselves. In our hour-long webinar, we will discuss best practices, potential pitfalls, and statutory implications for working from home, with an emphasis on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Wendy Block

Vice President of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Wendy Block joined the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in May of 2004. As Vice President of Business Advocacy, Wendy is responsible for developing and advancing legislative and regulatory proposals and agendas that represent Chamber members’ interests on a wide range of issues, including health care, legal reform, workforce development and employment law. Wendy also manages the Chamber’s Health and Human Resources Committee, a member-based committee that helps shape the chamber’s position on key issues and public policy proposals.


Kamil Robakiewicz

Miller Canfield

Kamil Robakiewicz specializes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on labor and employment disputes.  He has considerable experience in conducting investigations for public-sector and higher education institutions.  Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Kamil served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Dennis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During his time clerking for a federal appellate judge, Kamil gained unique insights into the types of arguments judges find most persuasive. Kamil applies this understanding of the judicial decision-making process to craft effective and efficient arguments on behalf of his clients.

One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


Sweatpants and Laptops: COVID-19 Work from Home Policies and Legal Concerns Live event: 03/25/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.