In episode 38, Coffey talks with employment law attorney Sarah Glaser about the pandemic’s impact on employment law and employee relations.
They discuss how significant a change in public policy was Congress’ passing of temporary paid family leave at the beginning of the pandemic; the changing roles of HR; how the misalignment of employer and employee preferences for remote or in-person workplaces affect retention; challenges employers face when employees relocate to other states; the legal and ethical considerations when employees who start their workday at home are called into the office for a meeting; who should pay for travel back to the office when a regularly-remote employee has moved out of town; the importance of information confidentiality when employees work from home or their local coffee shop; a variety of wage and hour traps employers can fall into in remote workplaces; and the challenges employers who resist hybrid or remote-work options may face in retaining and recruiting employees in the future.
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Sarah Glaser is an employment attorney with Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. in Austin.
Sarah helps employers navigate compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. She works directly with her clients in hiring, leave programs, performance counseling, workplace safety, and the many issues that arise as a result of the termination of an employment relationship.
Sarah advises her clients with the goal of providing efficient, cost-effective representation rooted in an understanding of the business.
Although avoiding litigation is always a goal, Sarah also represents clients in front of federal and state courts and administrative agencies, such as the EEOC.
Sarah was named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Employment Litigation: Defense for the years 2019 through 2021 and was named a Top Austin Attorney by Austin Monthly Magazine in Labor and Employment in 2020 and 2021.
Sarah can be reached at (512) 322-5881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.