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April 09, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Update on Federal Legislation in Response to COVID Pandemic Impacting Employers

Presented by Robert W. Horton, Member, Davidson French, Member & Kimberly Veirs, Associate, Bass Berry & Sims

Horton French Veirs





We will review the latest DOL guidance for employers implementing the provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act as well as provide general guidance regarding the elements of the Paycheck Protection Program.

This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General recertification credit. "MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Presented by:

Bob Horton serves as chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. Bob’s practice consists primarily of counseling clients regarding employment issues and defending companies against all manner of employment claims throughout the U.S.

Bob has substantial jury trial experience and has obtained defense verdicts in discrimination and retaliation lawsuits across the country. Bob has also litigated FLSA collective and associated state law class actions across the country involving claims of misclassification and unpaid overtime compensation. With a robust non-compete practice, Bob has assisted employers in drafting non-compete agreements on a state by state basis, enforcing non-compete agreements by way of obtaining injunctive relief, and defending the company and new employees against claims of breach of non-compete agreements with prior employers. Bob assists numerous public companies and executives in the negotiation of employment agreements, as well as executive departures and subsequent issues that arise from equity grants in various forms.

Davidson French - A major university, a national retailer and multiple healthcare companies are just a few of the clients Davidson regularly advises on labor and employment matters. Over the last five years, Davidson has assisted in responding to more than 100 EEOC claims for one client with 8,000+ employees, providing guidance and strategy for the successful resolution of each claim. Additionally, he served as lead counsel in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action for a food service industry client, achieving a favorable settlement and helping the company address operational issues to prevent future claims similar in nature.

In addition to his labor practice, Davidson currently serves as the General Counsel for Bass, Berry & Sims and advises firm management and individuals on legal ethics, professional responsibility and conflicts of interest.

Kimberly Veirs represents employers in state and federal litigation related to discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour compliance. Kimberly also counsels clients in all facets of employment law, providing counsel with respect to state and federal employment law compliance, including employment law issues involving the FMLA, ADA, FLSA and OSHA. She advises employers in matters involving employee discipline, wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour claims, and other employment-related matters. Kimberly regularly advises companies on matters pertaining to employment agreements, severance agreements, terminations, handbooks and policies, and other workplace agreements.