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Workforce Planning in a COVID-19 World: Strategies for Managing Changes in Funding and Service Demands


Date: Wednesday, 02/10/2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Region: All
Location: Webinar, , Statewide, NY

Event Status: Open

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Joanmarie Dowling

Joanmarie Dowling

Joanmarie advises and represents for-profit and not-for-profit employers of all sizes in a variety of labor and employment matters, including screening and hiring, discrimination and harassment, reasonable accommodations, leave management, unionization and labor relations, wage and hour, and discipline and discharge.  With focus on being preventative: creating solid handbooks, policies, and procedures, training managers and supervisors, and strategizing on employee relations in a way to reduce the risk of legal liability, Joanmarie quickly learned that the most interesting legal work of all is employment law - and she’s never looked back.  In starting her own practice in 2010, Joanmarie combined her passion for employment law with her enthusiasm for technology, efficiency, and collaboration.   Dowling Law is (nearly) a paperless office.

Who Should Attend:

This seminar is geared toward agency leadership and human resources professionals seeking to understand their options for managing employment costs.

Session Objective:

Due to COVID-19, many organizations are facing changes in funding availability, service delivery, demands, and costs that may require staffing adjustments. While it is certainly the hope that organizations will be appropriately funded to meet current needs and challenges, forward-planning organizations are well-advised to understand their options.

Preparation is key in navigating staffing changes successfully. This webinar will provide strategies for creating well-managed reductions in force or reorganizations:

  • Identifying and evaluating options for reducing costs;
  •  Understanding legal requirements for reducing positions, compensation, or hours;
  • Developing a workable action plan; and
  • Communicating effectively (and legally) with affected staff and other key stakeholders.