Businesses Should Not Be Foolin’ Around When It Comes to Labor and Employment Law with the New Administration: A Virtual Panel

Thursday, April 1, 2021
10–11 a.m.

With President Biden’s return to Washington, there have already been changes to federal policy and enforcement that impact all aspects of the employee/employer relationship. And, based on President Biden’s campaign platform, there may be more changes to come.

On April Fool’s Day (April 1, 2021), legal and tax professionals from Williams Parker and Kerkering, Barberio & Co. will host a complimentary, one-hour Zoom panel discussion addressing what has already changed and for what other possible changes employers may want to prepare. Visit to sign up.

Discussion Topics Include:

  • What new employment-related rules the administration has already issued
  • What Trump-era rules have been withdrawn
  • Executive personnel changes and the likely effects on agency priorities
  • Aspects of the newest federal response to the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • Biden Campaign platform proposals, such as:
    • Changes to employment taxes and other important tax matters
    • The “Fight for $15” and pay equity
    • Renewed focus on labor relations, independent contractor, and joint employment issues
    • Expansion of employee leave rights
    • Limitations on restrictive covenants and arbitration agreements
    • Increased workplace safety and health
  • And more

Panelists include Gail Farb, Labor & Employment Attorney with Williams Parker; Kathleen Hargreaves, CPA, CFP, CPC with Kerkering, Barberio & Co.; and John Getty, Labor & Employment Attorney with Williams Parker. Moderating the discussion is Jennifer Fowler-Hermes, Board Certified Labor & Employment Attorney with Williams Parker.

Williams Parker’s Business Solutions team helps business owners and entities assess and manage risk, advise on tax and compliance issues, provide workout and turnaround guidance, and offer creditor, restructuring, and bankruptcy representation. The firm works with HR executives to assess potential employment liability; review, update, and advise on employment policies; defend employment law claims; and assist with regulatory guidelines. For those seeing opportunity amidst uncertainty, the firm offers start-up guidance on tax, employment, and intellectual property issues. Its attorneys assist commercial and residential landlords and tenants with abatements, deferments, amendments, forbearance, and help identify remedies, including business interruption insurance and updated lease provisions. Should litigation arise, the team is prepared to advocate on your behalf.

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