Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys Andrea Zoia and Alexandra Pichette will speak at the virtual New England Corporate Counsel Association Inc. (NECCA) September 2021 Seminar on September 15, 2021. Zoia and Pichette will discuss the latest legal updates on critical employment law issues presented by ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines and requirements. They will address the following topics:
- The latest guidelines governing office re-openings;
- Updates from OSHA on COVID-19 safety requirements in the workplace;
- Remote work policies;
- The pros and cons of mandatory vaccination policies;
- How to evaluate requests from employees for workplace accommodations;
- The latest Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Act regulations; and
- The myriad of state and federal laws governing COVID-19-related leave and pay.
Andrea Zoia handles a variety of employment matters facing businesses. A significant part of her practice involves providing day-to-day employment law counsel and advice. She advises in-house counsel and human resource professionals with wage and hour issues, workplace investigations, drug testing, hiring practices, employment policies and handbooks, reductions in force, and employee leave matters. Due to her deep experience with employment laws and compliance, clients regularly invite Andrea to conduct onsite trainings on the prevention of unlawful harassment and on other employment matters in the workplace.
Alexandra Pichette is a litigator who represents employers in labor and employment matters in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the NLRB, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Labor, and California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing and office of the Labor Commissioner. She defends her client’s management teams from allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour violations, breach of contract, wrongful termination and other employment-related torts. Clients also look to Alex for her daily counsel, and she regularly guides employers in the preparation of employee handbooks and policies, personnel decisions, and compliance with state and federal statutes.
New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (NECCA), a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, is a membership association of in-house/corporate counsel primarily from Massachusetts, although in-house/corporate counsel from other New England states are encouraged to join. NECCA meets monthly from September through June for a seminar on legal issues and topics of common interest, and for members to share resources and to network.
About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.