Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit: Reopening & Moving Forward

Covid-19 Summit

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.

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Part 1 — Back to Work: Legal Considerations

Reopening requires more than just flipping the lights back on. Employment lawyer Anniken Davenport provides 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

Part 2 — Processing Payroll, Taxes and Credits

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

  • 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

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Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

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About Your Speakers:


Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and editor of HR Specialist: Employment Law. 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.


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 Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America's Payroll Guide, the American Payroll Association's Basic Guide to Payroll and the Payroll Manager's Letter.

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