Post-COVID Return to the Workplace: HR and Physical Office Considerations for Nonprofits and Associations
Tuesday, June 22
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Managing Partner—Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC
Kerry Gabler, Strategic Development—CRE
Sarah Henze, HR Consultant—TPO
Rebecca Humphrey, Head of North America Workplace Practice Group—Savills
The COVID-19 pandemic shut down most nonprofit workplaces in 2020 – with remote work becoming the norm for nonprofits and associations – but as vaccine distribution has become widespread in 2021, many employers are planning their post-pandemic return to the office, especially after Labor Day.
Last month’s Nonprofit Advisory Board program focused on office lease considerations. This month’s program will focus on human resource and physical office considerations as many nonprofits and associations plan their return to the workplace.
In a highly interactive video webinar, we will tackle questions such as:
- Can our organization require that all of our employees return to the office once we re-open?
- Are we obligated to provide remote work options for those employees who ask for them?
- How are nonprofits and associations revising their remote work policies post-COVID?
- Can our organization mandate vaccinations for our employees as a precondition of returning to the office and traveling for work?
- What is our organization’s potential liability if an employee who desires to not return to the office is required to do and then contracts COVID at our workplace or events?
- What are the most common COVID protocols that employers are contemplating and planning in connection with their workplace re-openings?
- What are the evolving best practices for things such as staggered in-office work schedules, rules for common areas such as kitchens and conference rooms, and dividers between cubicles?
- How do we create an environment that incentivizes employees to return to the office vs. mandating a return?
- How can we approach design that allows for flexibility as we navigate the current COVID protocols and post-pandemic space requirements?
- How do we braid the physical with the digital, optimizing remote collaboration?
- Are there any mandatory federal, state or local government requirements and recommendations of which we should be aware as we plan our return to our offices?
- As some COVID office protocols – such as improved ventilation – can only be taken by landlords, what can and should tenants do to help effectuate such measures?
Moderated by one of the nation’s leading nonprofit and association attorneys and featuring a panel of distinguished speakers in HR and commercial real estate, our panel promises to do a deep dive into these timely issues. With a lively, interactive discussion that promises to offer usable, practical tips, pitfalls and solutions, this is a program you will not want to miss.