Worried About How COVID-19 Will Affect Your Staffing Firm? Sign Up for These Webinars

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Check back often — we’ll be updating this list of COVID-19-related webinars regularly as more information is released.

There’s a lot of uncertainty around COVID-19 — in the stock market, in public spaces, and in our workplaces. Though some questions can’t be answered just yet, many staffing executives are wondering how to best protect their workforce — internal employees and contingent talent alike — and how to navigate health concerns, regulations, and best-practices in a situation that is constantly changing. 

Education is a great way to implement smart, practical changes and plans today. So we’ve collected this list of upcoming and recently recorded webinars about COVID-19 in the workplace.

An Exclusive SHRM/CDC Update: How Business, Workers and Workplaces Should Respond to COVID-19

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Society of Human Resource Management

Presenters: Jay C. Butler, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Alex Alonso, and Amber Clayton, SHRM 

View live: March 10, 2020, 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through May 2020)

Reports of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in more than half of all states. Many communities have declared health emergencies. Employers must act now to determine how to maintain operations during this crisis and keep their workers safe. 

This program provides a critical, up-to-the minute report on the situation from Jay C. Butler, MD, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He will provide government updates and advice on how to take precautions and handle presumptive cases in the workplace. Butler will also answer questions about the challenges the business community is facing. 

During the program, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM’s president and CEO, will provide an update on steps SHRM and the HR community have already taken during this crisis to keep workers safe. Alex Alonso and Amber Clayton from SHRM will also answer questions that have come into SHRM on compliance and best practices.

Register now.

A COVID-19 Update From CDC & NSC – What Employers Need To Know

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Safety Council

Presenters: Ian Williams, PhD; Katherine Mendoza, National Safety Council; Jane Terry, National Safety Council 

View live: Mar 10 2020, 12:00 PM EDT

Join the National Safety Council and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for the latest information on COVID-19 and what employers need to know to keep their employees safe.

Register now.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Workplace – What Every US Employer Should Know

From Parkins Coie

Presenters: Sarah E. Flotte, Partner; Julie S. Lucht, Partner; Ann Marie Painter, Partner

View live: Mar 10 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

As U.S. officials encourage Americans and American companies to prepare for, and as some companies are already dealing with significant disruptions to their daily routines, employers need to keep in mind the current state of applicable employment laws when implementing a response.

Join Perkins Coie’s Labor & Employment attorneys on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 for a webinar that will address some of the most pressing employment law questions and concerns in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will discuss issues touching on occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination, immigration, employee leave, and employee privacy considerations. In addition, the speakers will address concerns unique to specific industries and business lines, including retail, hospitality, and manufacturing.

We will provide practical advice on what employers should be doing to respond to the outbreak and share our employer preparedness checklist, which addresses current knowledge about the disease and can be used for interim guidance.

Register now.

COVID-19 Answers and Resources for Employers

From the American Staffing Association

Presenters: Stephen Dwyer, SVP and chief legal officer, American Staffing Association; Mark S. Lies II, partner, Seyfarth Shaw; Benjamin D. Briggs, partner, Seyfarth Shaw; Tracy M. Billows, partner, Seyfarth Shaw; Daniel R. Birnbaum, associate, Seyfarth Shaw

View live: Mar 12, 2020, 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern

The circumstances surrounding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are continuing to develop each day, and companies around the world are grappling with how to best conduct their business during these difficult times.

During this webinar, attorney Mark Lies II and a panel of legal experts from Seyfarth Shaw will discuss what effects the coronavirus may have in the workplace and what dialogue staffing firms should have with their temporary workers and clients. Participants will be asked to submit their most pressing questions during the registration process for the panel to answer in the session. Lies will also provide relevant links and resources for information relating to COVID-19.

During this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand the nature and scope of the hazard
  • Learn to identify potential legal liabilities
  • Get tips on how to develop employer action plans

Register now.

“Is Your Business Ready to Deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19)?” Complimentary Webinar

From Ford Harrison

Presenters: Amy Turci, Partner; Frederick Warren, Partner

Recorded on: Friday, March 6, 2020 (Register for access to recording)

Program length: 90 minutes

There currently is no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19). Despite preventive measures by governments and health organizations, the disease is continuing to spread to more people and countries.

Businesses in the U.S. need to be prepared to deal with COVID-19 in the workplace. Multiple employment laws are implicated, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the National Labor Relations Act. FordHarrison attorneys Rick Warren and Amy Turci will discuss these issues and will provide best practices to help your organization mitigate the associated employment law risks.

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