This course provides a fundamental overview of the legal changes that Covid-19 has made to the workplace. This course provides practical guidance and a discussion on best practices regarding layoff and furlough policies, as well as any reduction in force that must first be carefully planned to avoid incurring legal liability. This course explores the complex issues and presents potential solutions to the legal and factual situations that arise in relation to, for example, furloughs and reduced working hours or compensations that could provide necessary cost-saving measures while retaining employees with institutional knowledge and experience. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the laws and strategic considerations in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), and state wage and hour laws. This course examines how to identify and avoid challenges and risks for the employers, including difficulties with onboarding and training remote employees and immigration compliance under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). The course will be interdisciplinary, with its core at the nexus of legal ethics, potential discrimination claims, and the applicability of state laws when the employee and employer are located in different states, as well as engagement with newer disciplines of general challenges associated with remotely managing employee performance and other aspects of the employment relationship. This course provide a base of skills, knowledge and perspectives regarding wage and hour compliance under the FLSA, questions on whether telecommuting qualifies as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and workplace health and safety issues, including recording and providing workers’ compensation for on-the-job injuries and occupational illnesses.