COVID has certainly impacted our lives in many, many ways. After positive experiences from working at home, a number of people are now looking to continue in a hybrid or remote work environment. As an employer, what are the legal implications that you need to consider in these new environments? How do you maintain your culture and sense of camaraderie? As an entrepreneur, what services/products can you offer companies to support their efforts as they struggle with these challenges?
Join us on Wednesday, December 1st to hear from three speakers who are dealing with these changes in the workplace, and learn what they are doing. You will hear from:
• A labor and employment lawyer discussing the legal implications of a hybrid or remote workforce.
• A Chief Experience Officer who will share culture/team building best practices and how they’ve changed when teams are remote and/or hybrid.
• A CEO of a local, small tech company that has gone totally remote. She’ll talk about how they made that decision, and what they’ve done to maintain team cohesiveness.
From this Lunch & Learn, you will gain insights, tools and creative ideas on how to thrive in a hybrid or remote work environment.
Details on the event:
Topic: How COVID has reshaped the workplace – Considerations for a hybrid or fully remote workforce
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 12pm – 1:15pm
Special Counsel, Buchalter
Tonie Bitseff is a member of the Corporate Law and Labor & Employment Practice Groups in the Firm’s Seattle office. She provides advice on compensation and benefit matters, including assisting clients with design, diligence review, internal audits and many other issues involving employment law. Ms. Bitseff also serves as ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) counsel supporting contract negotiations and business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Morpheus XR
As Chief Experience Officer, Jen Regan guides marketplace facilitation and experiences. She has over 15 years of thought leadership in change management, executive coaching, and employee engagement within the live entertainment industry working with over 120 live event venues, 20 sports teams, 10 Fortune 200 companies, 7 music festivals, and serves on the boards of 4 non-profits. Jen graduated from Willamette University and is now living in Santa Monica.
Robin Jones is a startup jill-of-all-trade, having held leadership roles across a broad array of functions. She was formerly SVP Marketing & BD at Socrata, where she grew qualified pipeline coverage by 6X+. She founded and grew the OEM business unit at Esri and co-founded FonJax, which was sold to Keynote Systems. Robin has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS of from Stanford University. She serves on the BOD of TiE Oregon and TiE Oregon Foundation.
As a shareholder at Buchalter, Ernie Bootsma has been actively representing start-up and emerging growth businesses, family businesses, and mature companies, since 1990. His legal practice encompasses company formation, finance, governance, M&A, as well as intellectual property relating to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licensing.