COVID-19: MT SHRM presents ‘What to expect when you’re re-opening’

MIDDLE TENNESSEE – 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. Please consider joining and/or getting the word out about this free webinar presented in conjunction with the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resources Management (MT SHRM). 

Title: MT SHRM Presents: What to expect when you’re re-opening

Date: Wednesday, May 20

Time: 12 p.m. CST

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Dickinson Wright lawyers Jeff Beemer and Sara Jodka will help navigate these phases and explain what they mean for Middle Tennessee businesses. Like re-opening the states, this one-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:

  • 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.

The webinar is free, but registration is required. Can’t attend at this date/time? Please register anyway and you’ll receive a recording of the live broadcast. Find out more & to register, click here

More about the presenters:

  • Jeff Beemer, based in Nashville, 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. Full bio.
  • Sara Jodka, based in Columbus, works with businesses to anticipate, identify, and resolve labor and employment, data privacy and cyber security and litigation risks. Full bio.

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