2021 Tools & Tactics Webinar: The Future of the Workplace in the Post COVID-19 Era

Jennifer NelsonTools & Tactics, Webinars

Tuesday, May 11

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

We have passed the one year anniversary since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has changed the workplace in so many ways. As the country moves toward the elusive goal of “herd immunity” and many are vaccinated, employers are well-advised to do a comprehensive review of whether they are properly in compliance with current COVID-19 workplace requirements, and to plan for the future of work in a post-COVID-19 era.

In this webinar, Sun Life experts will provide updates on COVID-19-related statutory and agency requirements at the federal, state, and local level that are currently impacting employers. We’ll also explore the types of short-term workplace changes adopted in response to COVID-19 that may have lasting impact on the workplace and on employers’ compliance obligations. From possible emergence of permanent leave allocations (paid or unpaid) related to public health emergencies or natural disasters, safety-related anti-retaliation laws, and telework offerings (either voluntarily or as a legally mandated accommodation), the workplace as we knew it has forever shifted. We will guide you through the changes and provide insight so employers keep current.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore how various aspects of COVID-19 interact with paid family and medical leave (PFML) and other leave laws.
  • Gain an understanding of legal requirements under new workplace safety laws put in place during the pandemic.
  • Discover new and future trends that will alter the workplace going forward, and how to adapt successfully.


Abigail O'Connell, JD
Senior Counsel
Sun Life U.S.

Abigail O’Connell is senior counsel at Sun Life Financial, advising Sun Life’s group & voluntary business on legal issues related to the Sun Life absence & disability management solutions. She frequently speaks at industry conferences about legal and compliance issues related to absence management. She is a graduate of Colgate University and Suffolk University Law School.

Marjory Robertson, JD
AVP & Senior Counsel
Sun Life U.S.

Marjory Robertson is AVP & senior counsel at Sun Life. She advises Sun Life on employment law issues, including legal issues related to absence and disability management for its employees. She also counsels Sun Life’s group & voluntary business on absence and disability management legal issues related to absence & disability management solutions. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College, cum laude, and Boston College Law School, magna cum laude.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

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 Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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