Webinar | Strategies for a Dispersing Workforce: Legal, Financial, Cultural, & Benefit Considerations


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Start TimeWednesday, September 23, 202012:00 PM PSTEnd TimeWednesday, September 23, 20201:00 PM PST

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Employees are permanently relocating during shelter- in- place, prompting concerns around pay differentials, employer obligations, taxation, and return- to- work- expectations.
A number of topics will be addressed, including:

• Legal obligations.
• Remote work transformations.
• Employee benefit responsibilities.

This roundtable discussion is designed for corporate CFOs and HR leaders who are tasked with strategic planning and managing a mobile workforce during this unique time.

Wendy Lazerson
Co- Practice Area Leader Employment
Sidley Austin LLP

Wendy is the co-chair of Sidley’s Labor and Employment international practice group and a partner in Sidley’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. She also serves on the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force. Wendy is a recipient of the BTI Client Service Award for excellence in service to clients as well as many other awards recognizing her as a top practitioner. Clients turn to Wendy to handle their most challenging matters regardless of venue, due to her reputation as a thoughtful, pragmatic and strategic thinker. Wendy represents employers in litigation and arbitration of employment matters and also provides day to day advice to avoid risk and ensure compliance with complex employment laws including with regard to COVID and other workplace issues employers face. Wendy also serves as an independent investigator in matters involving alleged inappropriate or illegal behavior. Wendy also serves as the local chair on the Committee for the Retention and Promotion of Women.

Darren Murph
Head of Remote

As GitLab’s Head of Remote, Darren leads at the intersection of people, culture, operations, inclusivity, marketing, employer branding, and communication overall. Darren has spent his career shaping remote teams and charting remote transformations. He advises and invests in global startups and serves as a remote work transformation consultant. Darren has been featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, TechCrunch, Crunchbase, CNBC, Business Insider, Forbes, and CNN. GitLab is the world’s largest all-remote company, with over 1,300 team members in 67+ countries with no company-owned offices.

Jacob Schaaf
Benefits Consultant
Marsh & McLennan Agency

Jacob is an employee benefits consultant with Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) and is a 20 year employee benefits veteran. Jacob has extensive experience advising middle market and growth-oriented firms in the Technology and Life Sciences industries on the development and review of their health and welfare plans. Jacob holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Previously, Jacob was responsible for the management and growth of MMA’s San Francisco service team. Marsh & McLennan Agency is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 offering employee benefits, retirement services, commercial property, casualty, and personal lines to midsize businesses and individuals across North America.

Scott Yen
Practice Leader
FlemingMartin Executive Search

As FlemingMartin’s Financial Services & Technology Executive Search Practice Leader, Scott brings an eclectic finance and entrepreneurial background that provides clients with a unique perspective toward guiding executive level hiring decisions and building exceptional management teams. With over 13 years of investment banking advisory experience, Scott has worked closely with Boards of Directors and C-level executives, advising on liquidity and growth strategies and transactions. Most recently, Scott was a Director in the Technology and Business Services practice of G2 Capital Advisors, a national middle market-focused investment bank. Previously, Scott worked at Wunderlich Securities, Capstone Partners, and Arthur Andersen. Scott was also the founder of Aquavista Enterprise, an award-winning consumer products company that has been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Good Morning America.