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Tackling Labor & Employment Challenges Due to Coronavirus

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

The new coronavirus has become a global pandemic. Employers should take immediate action to protect their workforce and their business. 

Many employers have responded to the coronavirus by offering employees additional leave, flexible schedules, and/or asking them to work remotely. While these solutions do create a safer work environment for employees, they also make it challenging for employers to maintain employee productivity and comply with laws designed to protect employees and gig workers. 

Companies need to stay informed about federal, state, and local employment laws and coronavirus developments to best protect employees, effectively manage workforce issues, and avoid potential litigation. Join Bloomberg Law for this 60-minute webinar that will review the key factors legal departments will face in responding to the coronavirus.

Educational Objectives

  • Prepare for and respond to the health and safety, leave, telework, and disability accommodation challenges presented by the coronavirus.
  • Learn to effectively manage a remote workforce without violating existing discrimination, leave, and safety laws.
  • Understand how to manage independent contractor relationships while protecting workers from Covid-19. 

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

  • In-house and outside counsel involved with employment and workplace-related issues
  • Human resources professionals in companies with employees in many states

Presenters

Ron Peppe
  • EVP for EH&S, Legal and Human Resources
  • Canam Steel Corporation

Ron Peppe is EVP for EH&S, Legal and Human Resources for Canam Steel Corporation, and oversees legal, human resources, environmental, health & safety, and risk management issues for the company. Canam is the US subsidiary of Canam Group, which is the largest steel fabricator in North America. Ron previously served as VP Law and Technology for the Association of Corporate Counsel, and Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Prudential Home Mortgage. Ron is the co-chair of the ERISA subcommittee of the ACC Employment and Labor Law Committee and previously served as co-chair of the ACC Environment and Sustainability Committee. Ron has served as a member of the City Council and as Chairman of the School Board of Falls Church, Virginia and was President of the Board of Education of Frederick County, Maryland.

 

Judy Polacheck
  • HR Attorney
  • Polacheck HR Law LLC

Judy Polacheck is an HR lawyer who helps businesses manage their U.S. and global workforces. She is outside employment counsel to companies in the technology sector, life sciences and other industries, advising them on employment law compliance and the management of employment risk. Her services include employment documents, advice on medical leaves and wages, training and investigations. Judy’s special focus is on workforces that are not structured in a uniform way. Remote workers, contractors and gig workers may all be providing labor. Some people work on occasional projects and a few may be employed by affiliated entities or engaged through online labor platforms. Judy’s strategic legal advice is targeted to these distinctive business realities. It is informed by her experience as a commercial litigator with larger firms. Judy is co-chair of the ABA International Section’s Employment Committee. Her degrees are from Columbia Law School and Harvard College.

Dori Goldstein
  • Legal Analyst
  • Bloomberg Law

Dori Goldstein is a Legal Analyst on focusing on labor and employment compliance issues. Dori has spent more than 10 years analyzing a broad range of federal, state, and local employment topics, including EEO, wage and hour, leave, and benefits. Dori is an attorney with a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law.

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Level:
Basic
Production Date:
03/18/2020