Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit

Reopening and Moving Forward



  • Wednesday, May 27
  • 1:00 ET
  • 10:00 PT
Employment Law Updates

Reopen your organization with confidence.

As the country begins to turn the next page on the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are faced with a new challenge: how and when to reopen their business safely and legally.

While there is hope in returning to the workplace, there’s a lot at stake. From workers’ rights to employer obligations to administering pay, the Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit is a comprehensive workshop designed to help you each step of the way.

This 3-hour workshop will be led by two of our top employment lawyers, and includes over an hour of Q&A time to answer specific questions on reopening YOUR organization.

The agenda:

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. — Back to Work: Legal Considerations

    Reopening requires more than just flipping the lights back on. Employment lawyer Anniken Davenport will provide an overview of employment and labor laws your HR department and executives must take action on, as well as considerations for future shutdowns.

    • Safety requirements for staff and customers that will create a socially distanced work environment, including the latest CDC, OSHA and EEOC guidance on opening
    • Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act for those for whom the workplace may still carry risk due to pre-existing disabilities (diabetes, heart disease, immune disorders) or newly developed ones (PTSD, anxiety disorder, panic disorders)
    • How to handle workers who REFUSE to return over supposed unsafe conditions
    • Anticipating workplace union organizing and complying with the National Labor Relations Act
    • How to handle telework continuation requests
    • Rehiring furloughed employees who may be reluctant to return when they’re on enhanced unemployment benefits
    • Families First Coronavirus Act, FMLA and paid leave rights and responsibilities for current and returning workers
    • Mental health support to ease return
  • 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. — Your Legal Questions, Answered

    Submit your specific questions for Anniken to address during this time.

  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — Processing Payroll, Taxes and Credits

    Retaining staff and paying them promptly remains a top concern. In this hour, payroll and tax attorney Alice Gilman will provide guidance on what resources to tap into legally, and what support lies ahead.


    • Payroll updates for the second half of 2020 and the year ahead
    • Revised Form 941 procedures for the remaining quarters
    • How to apply for and use PPP loans, credits and corporate tax deductions to help meet payroll and other expenses
    • Unemployment insurance – employer charging, alternatives, keeping a clean record
  • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. — Pay Q&A

    Alice will answer questions submitted by you and fellow attendees.


Expert legal advice and answers to your reopening questions ALL in one comprehensive live webcast.

Who Should Attend...

  • HR managers, directors, and VPs
  • Payroll managers and administrators
  • Business owners and managers
  • In-house counsel
  • Office managers and bookkeepers
  • Anyone on your team involved with implementing your reopening strategy

...and Why!

  • Unprecedented times call for expert advice every step of the way
  • You and your employees' safety and well-being at work has never been more important
  • Compliance with ALL payroll laws, including new COVID-19 credits
  • Cost-saving and legally sound steps to make payroll, or save your business

This training is 100% online, making it ideal for you to join from your home or office. You can also choose to receive a copy of the recording when you register, so you can share it with your team!


Get answers to your reopening and recovery questions from a true expert, attorney Anniken Davenport.

Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of the HR Specialist: Employment Law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

Find out the smartest ways to process payroll from tax and pay attorney Alice Gilman.

Alice Gilman, Esq., is an expert in payroll and tax compliance who has covered payroll issues for more than 26 years. She’s written and edited several leading payroll publications, including Business Management Daily’s Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America’s Payroll Guide, Prentice Hall’s American Payroll Association’s Basic Guide to Payroll, and the Payroll Manager’s Letter. She’s also the editor of Business Management Daily’s Payroll Compliance Handbook and The Complete FLSA Compliance Kit. She regularly hosts national training webinars on payroll and employment law issues.

What's Included

Sign up for the Employment Law and COVID-19 Summit today, and you'll receive:

Updated! Employer's Practical Legal Guide

Prepared by top employment attorneys – then translated into plain language for business people – the Employer’s Practical Legal Guide has everything you need to know to stop trouble before it starts and limit the damage from innocent mistakes. This best-seller was just updated to include recent legislation regarding COVID-19 and future crisises.

Overtime, Compliance and Other Tricky Pay Issues

A one-stop ready reference with all the answers on pay, overtime, compliance and related matters. Compliance and audit advice and counsel. Vetted by lawyers with years of experience in employment law, payroll and tax compliance. Tables, charts, checklists galore. Overtime, Compliance and Other Tricky Pay Issues truly is career insurance for folks like you.

Q&A: Coronavirus and the Workplace

The first 50 people to sign up will receive a free copy of Q&A: Coronavirus and the Workplace. This compilation of recent reader questions includes answers from expert employment lawyers and HR professionals.


The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This program is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

We promise you'll be satisfied.

If the Employment Law and COVID-19 Summit fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – every penny you paid. No hassles, no questions asked.

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