Lonnie Simmons and WVSAE members Aimee White and Brad Ullman shared their experiences and advice on hiring and HR policies in the “new normal,” covering everything from HIPAA to employee monitoring to managing remote workers.

Lonnie Simmons, an attorney with DiPiero, Simmons, McGinley and Bastress, PLLC, talked about how to comply with HIPAA requirements when an employee tests positive or is exposed to COVID-19, as well as issues around paying quarantining employees since the expiration of certain federal laws.

Aimee White of Align HR shared several best practices for updated policy manuals and on-boarding new employees who may be working remotely.

Brad Ullman of the West Virginia Golf Association, who is currently seeking to fill two positions, shared how six of the first 13 job applicants asked if the tournament director positions could be done remotely – the answer was a resounding “no.”  He also discussed the challenges of incorporating a new remote employee into the culture and relationships of other in-person employees.  He also discussed the challenges small and public golf courses are having in hiring seasonal workers.

We were pleased to see the return of Marie Beaver, as well!

Brad, one of our newest members, was joined by one of our other newest members, Rich Sutphin, in attending the September meeting at Four Points by Sheraton.

Thanks go to each of our speakers, all of our attendees and our host, Roseshalla Holmes, for making the event so enjoyable.

Finally, we thank Travis Blosser and the West Virginia Municipal League for sponsoring our September gathering!