Webinar: The Child Care Dilemma: Balancing the Legal and Practical Aspects of Business and Family Needs

Recorded On: 09/10/2020

As schools and daycares announce their plans for Fall 2020, employers and employees are navigating through the uncertainties that lie ahead. Employees with young children are struggling with how to adjust their work schedules with remote and hybrid model learning schedules and employers are grappling with how to address the staffing needs of their businesses given these unique challenges. McLane Middleton attorneys will discuss the legal and practical issues employers and employees need to consider as they determine how best to move forward.

 Topics include: 

  • State laws and requirements
  • Discrimination Concerns
  • Remote and Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Balancing the Practical and the Legal 

Presented by McLane Middleton

Charla Bizios Stevens, Esq.

Director, Litigation Department & Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group

Charla is chair of the firm's Employment Law Practice Group and practices in the Education and Health Care Practice Groups. She has extensive background addressing litigated and non-litigated employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, employee classification and wage and hour claims. She assists employers in responding to labor audits, preparing personnel policies and minimizing risk in the hiring, discipline and termination of employees. She conducts management and anti-harassment training and works with employers to maintain legal compliance in a cost-efficient and effective way.  

Charla has served as the lead external investigator on a number of significant matters for private employers, independent schools and colleges and universities.  She also trains individuals on how to conduct effective internal investigations into issues ranging from workplace complaints to education on sexual misconduct.

Charla regularly advises independent schools regarding crisis and risk management.  She writes handbooks and policies related to student and adult issues ranging from bullying, hazing, harassment and discrimination and conducts student safety reviews for independent schools.  Charla frequently presents to human resources and education organizations such as National Business Officers Association (NBOA) and Independent School Association of Northern New England. 

She also has a diverse health care practice representing physician practice groups, health centers, mental health practitioners and ancillary providers regarding compliance, licensing, discipline and other issues.  Charla serves as Vice Chair Human Resources, Health Care, and Workforce Development Committee for the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire (BIA).

Her litigation background includes practice in the state and federal courts and before numerous state and federal administrative agencies such as the State and Federal Departments of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Charla received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from Merrimack College.

Areas of Focus

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Education and Independent Schools
  • Healthcare Law

Adam Hamel, Esq.

Director, Litigation Department & Vice Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group

Adam is a director in McLane Middleton's Litigation Department and vice chair of the firm's Employment Law Practice Group, concentrating his practice in the areas of business, employment and probate litigation. Adam regularly assists clients on a variety of commercial and employment litigation matters, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, and violations of restrictive covenants. Adam also has extensive experience working on will contests, fiduciary litigation and guardianships.

Adam received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New England Law / Boston in 2005.

Areas of Focus

  • Business Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Probate Litigation


The Child Care Dilemma: Balancing the Legal and Practical Aspects of Business and Family Needs
09/10/2020 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/10/2020 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
1.00 SHRM & HRCI credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 SHRM & HRCI credit  |  Certificate available
Childcare Dilemma Webinar - 9/10/2020
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