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MT|SHRM Webinar Series


March 17, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Pandemic Workplace Response: What Now?
Presented by Jeff Beemer, Member, & Sara Jodka, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC

In the wake of state and local governments requiring some businesses to restrict hours, restrict the number of people allowed in one place at a time, or requiring businesses to shut down completely during the COVID-19 outbreak, employers are having to deal with significant employment, supply chain, and other related issues. Given how fast the state of things keep changing, employers will need to be able to react quickly to ensure they keep workers, vendors, and customers safe; comply with the laws; and most important, stay afloat and remain profitable. This webinar will break down what employers need to know what the upcoming days and weeks to handle their workplace.  Specifically, we will discuss the following topics:

  • The latest on the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act and similar state legislative efforts
  • Teleworking and related privacy issues
  • Furloughs, layoffs, and WARN Act issues
  • Collective bargaining issues
  • Unemployment
  • FMLA, ADA, and Fair Labor Standards Act issues
  • Considerations if your business does stay open


Schedule: Presentation starts promptly at 3:00 pm CDT.

The webinar is complimentary but registration is required. We're looking forward to your participation!

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Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

Jeff Beemer
is a business lawyer who works with clients to achieve effective resolution of a variety of business disputes. He provides proactive advice on litigation avoidance and risk management, including daily counseling for employers on all aspects of employment law. As a seasoned trial advocate, Jeff has significant experience achieving favorable results for clients in employment cases and commercial disputes, as well as in litigation involving significant personal injury claims, product liability, and insurance coverage disputes. Jeff’s experience covers a broad range of industries, with particular emphasis on manufacturing, social services, electric utilities, transportation, and governmental entities.

Sara H. Jodka is a member in Dickinson Wright's Columbus office. She is a certified privacy professional (CIPP-US) and regularly works with clients on various data privacy and cybersecurity issues, including data breach preparation and response, legal compliance with GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, GLBA, etc.