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November 1, 2021
Next Webinar: 
Title:  Borrowing and finance option:  DealerAlly Program
When: November 9, 2021  12 pm ET
Presented by:  Tim Meekin,   President of DealerAlly, LLC
Hosted by:  Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Who should attend:  alarm owners, CEOs, CFOs, Sales Managers
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how are you dealing with COVID
          Are alarm company owners mandating COVID vaccines?   What there policies are concerning COVID related absences?  I’ve spent the equivalent of an additional well paid employee in absences related to COVID exposures or cases.  Much more than 2020.
          I’ll need to hear from others on this because not many alarm companies have asked about whether they can or should require vaccines.  I can  say that  I did encourage my employees to get vaccinated but did not terminate or curtail any employment for those that didn’t comply for whatever reason, though they were asked to wear masks in common areas of the office.  Of course my employees don’t go to people’s homes or businesses to work on their property, or work in close proximity to other employees. 
          There is no law requiring the vaccine or masks in the office, as far as I know.
What are your responsibilities to employees regarding health issues
          I don’t normally introduce a topic when I don’t know the answer [some of you would disagree I suppose, at least the right answer] but employment law is a fairly complicated area of practice.  Covid has made it more complicated. 
          K&K has an employment practice headed by Jennifer Kirschenbaum.  If you need employment related advice, call or email her: or 516 747 6700 x 302. 
          Some topics that come up are:
Workplace safety
Safety on jobsites
Vacation and time off
Sick leave
Family leave
Commission draw
Participation in recurring revenue
Ownership track and sweat equity
Are employees a good exit strategy for you when you retire
Does equity make employees more reliable
          Most of these issues should be and are addressed in the Employment Agreement and Employee Handbook, which K&K does customize state to state.  Of course these forms do need your insight and input since many issues depend on policies you want to implement as long as they don’t violate the law in your jurisdiction.
          Whether you have one employee or hundreds you may be surprised to know that complying with employment law requires legal counsel. Don’t learn that lesson the hard way.

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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
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