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OIDA Webinar Series: Navigating Rough Employment Waters: Advice from an Employment Attorney

30 April 2020, 11:00 - 12:15 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

As companies are battling to keep operations running, protecting and retaining their workforce is on the forefront of their minds. Faced with declining sales, disruptive supply-chains, and forced closure of businesses, employers are being forced to consider pay-cuts, lay-offs, reduction in hours, or furlough of their employees. While a time of stress for employers and employees alike, it is also an opportunity for re-invention and innovation. OIDA Council Member, Anjul Loiacono, will moderate a discussion with Tracy Armstrong, an employment attorney at Wilentz Law Firm. Tracy will provide her expert advice to employers and employees as they navigate these times. This Webinar will primarily cover employment law in the United States, however we encourage all our OIDA Members to attend to collect ideas and perspectives on how to manage your workforce during a crisis.

Speaker:

Tracy Armstrong, Shareholder, Wilentz Law Firm

Moderator:

Anjul Loiacono, OIDA Council Member

 

About Tracy Armstrong:

Tracy ArmstrongTracy Armstrong is a member of the Employment Law and the Cannabis Law teams at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. She has over 25 years’ experience representing employers across industry sectors in all aspects of federal and state labor and employment law.

An experienced litigator, Ms. Armstrong brings strategic insight to both the legal and commercial ramifications of complex and dynamic employment law concerns involving: the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), New Jersey Wage Payment laws, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act (CUMCA), and other employment laws and regulations. Her extensive experience appearing before regulatory boards (such as the Wage and Hour Board and Department of Unemployment) informs her understanding and her approach as a trusted legal advisor to her clients, helping them navigate compliance with all applicable laws.

Ms. Armstrong defends employers against claims and helps businesses of all sizes in New Jersey, and elsewhere, to proactively and appropriately address employment law concerns. She has experience and particular proficiency in the following:  employee handbooks, anti-harassment and EEO policies, employment contracts, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements.  Ms. Armstrong also guides her clients thorough the often sensitive and potentially challenging matters of termination and severance.  A former Executive Director herself, she has first-hand experience of the administrative issues many of her clients face in their day-to-day operations.

In 2018, Ms. Armstrong received the 2018 Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. Ms. Armstrong was selected for her extraordinary volunteer work in the community and with the Girls Scouts and for “inspiring the girls to become leaders of tomorrow.”

“After hours,” Ms. Armstrong devotes her time to a variety of charitable causes, volunteer efforts and is an active member of New Jersey legal associations.