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MT|SHRM Webinar Series


May 20, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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What to Expect When You’re RE-Opening
Presented by Jeff Beemer, Attorney & Sara Jodka, Attorney, Dickinson Wright

Beemer Jodka

As states begin to re-open their workplaces after months of social and economic hard hits, most are doing so in phases to begin easing social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders. Once again, Dickinson Wright's Jeff Beemer and Sara Jodka will help navigate these phases and explain what they mean for you and your business. Like re-opening the states, this 1-hour webinar will also be structured in phases. 

Phase I will discuss business considerations in bringing back employees, hiring new employees, and complying with corresponding laws and regulations in doing so to reduce liability risk and exposure.

Specifically, we'll discuss:

  • Applicable COVID-19 paid leave laws in line with the Department of Labor’s recent FAQs;
  • Relevant policies, procedures, and waivers to consider when re-hiring/re-opening;
  • Working with returning high-risk employees;
  • WARN considerations;
  • New COBRA requirements, etc.

Phase II will include a discussion of the types of litigation that have been filed in response to laying off employees, re-hiring employees, complying with safety precautions and social-distancing requirements, and others to help better prepare businesses to avoid such risks and the legislative steps being taken to curb such lawsuits. Such litigation includes workers’ compensation, premises liability, discrimination, retaliation, OSHA violations, negligence, and more.


Members – Included with membership

Guests and Future Members – $35*

*May be applied toward membership in MT|SHRM. Contact Shannan Duggin at 615-499-5150

Details: Registration will close at 9:00 AM Wednesday morning, and log-in instructions will be emailed directly from Dickinson Wright.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of Business 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."

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 Jodka, of our Columbus Ohio office, works with businesses to anticipate, identify, and resolve labor and employment, data privacy and cyber security, and litigation risks. She serves as Content Manager for Labor and Employment for the All Things HR blog; leads the U.S. Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice; chairs the Healthcare Information Privacy and Security Task Force and co-chairs the Telehealth Task Force. Sara’s employment practice includes compliance and litigation work spanning federal and state laws including FMLA, FCRA, FLSA, ERISA, ADA.


$0.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket

$35.00 Future Member/ Guest Ticket