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The work-from-home setup has rapidly become a trend after businesses started shutting down due to the pandemic. Although this setup can be helpful, it presents unique challenges which employers need to face, particularly in the field of wage and hour law. Typical issues several businesses are struggling with, include claims of unpaid wages, timekeeping inaccuracies, and employee misclassification.

Many companies are still planning to continue with their remote work option even after the pandemic. This means that relevant wage-and-hour issues are also here to stay. It is therefore prudent that employers increase their focus on legal compliance and basic workplace due process to mitigate class action risks.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group discusses how businesses should address the various wage-and-hour issues relating to remote workforce management. Speakers will also share the best compliance practices which companies can implement in light of the recent trends and developments.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Remote Workforce – Top Wage-and-Hour Issues
  • Strategic Monitoring of Remote Workers
  • Mitigating Class Action Risks
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • An Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



General knowledge of labor and employment laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

2.0 CLE

How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

CLE State Requirements:


Ellen Connelly Cohen , Senior Counsel
Call & Jensen

Ellen Connelly Cohen earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2006. Ms. Cohen’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling.

Ms. Cohen has litigated a broad array of employment matters in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Ms. Cohen represents corporate employers in single-plaintiff litigation as well as class actions and representative matters under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. She has successfully defended clients against charges of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to accommodate disabilities, unfair competition, wrongful termination, and misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as a host of wage and hour claims.

Ms. Cohen’s practice also includes employment counseling. She assists clients with questions about leaves of absence, proper classification of employees, reductions in force, and employee discipline. She prepares and reviews arbitration agreements, separation agreements and releases, and confidentiality agreements. Ms. Cohen also has extensive experience preparing employee handbooks and other employment-related policies. She regularly conducts internal workplace investigations, interviews witnesses, and prepares position statements on behalf of employers.

Ms. Cohen enjoys lecturing on current topics in employment law and conducting seminars and anti-harassment training for diverse audiences.

Prior to joining Call & Jensen, Ms. Cohen was a Litigation and Employment Senior Associate in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. She also practiced at an employment defense boutique in Irvine. Ms. Cohen is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in California, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Cohen spent eight years in the field of higher education, serving as a residential adviser at Harvard University and an Undergraduate Admissions Officer at UCLA.


Ellen Connelly Cohen Senior Counsel

Call & Jensen

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

A recording will be available to view 24-48 hours after the live date.


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Who Should Attend:

  • Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Payroll Officers


Ellen Connelly Cohen Senior Counsel
Call & Jensen



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