• Thursday, 13th August
  • 1:00 ET
  • 4:00 ET
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Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit:

Understanding Management & HR's New Role

Join us for a special virtual summit designed for

HR, supervisors, and managers

  • Know Key Employment Laws

    Get comfortable and compliant with important changes and laws like FMLA, ADA, and EEOC.


  • Lead Through Change Management

    The right ways to implement change, address layoffs, and more.

  • Support Staff

    How to keep your workplace healthy, happy, and productive.



Adapt, strategize, and prioritize

while making sure you’re prepared

for whatever lies ahead.

Join us for the second Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit, Understanding Management & HR's New Role. This 3-hour workshop takes a deep dive into the new demands of human resources professionals and managers, providing you with expert guidance on how to meet them.

Led by workplace psychologist Marie McIntyre and employment lawyer Anniken Davenport, this webcast will give you the tools and strategies you need to lead your workforce through these trying times, stay compliant, and be ready to address future changes.

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!





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Agenda for the Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit

  • 1:00 – 1:45: Coaching Employees through Change

In today’s unusual circumstances, virtually every organization must deal with ongoing change and increased uncertainty. To help managers successfully guide employees during changing times, Marie McIntyre, Ph.D, will cover: 

  • Six management mistakes that automatically increase resistance 
  • Quick Quiz: Where do your employees fall on the “negativity scale”? 
  • Why every change is an emotional experience
  • Four "change personalities":  Champions, Floaters, Roadblocks, & Terrorists
  • The one key fact that every manager must understand about change
  • Why positive changes may trigger negative reactions
  • The “Five C” formula for helping people accept workplace changes 
  • Recognizing when communication needs to be more personal 
  • Ten important questions for developing an effective change plan
  • Guiding employees through changes with the Performance Management Cycle 
  • Why you may need to shift your leadership approach during a change
  • Quick Quiz: How to match your “change coaching” style to each employee


  • 1:45 - 2:00: Q&A with Workplace Guru Marie McIntyre

Submit your own questions for Marie to address about change management or anything Marie covered in her presentation.


  • 2:00 – 3:00: Coping with the COVID-19 Aftermath: Reopening, Compliance Risks, and Resistance

The pandemic and its legal implications for HR are far from over. Get the latest updates on how to move forward safely from attorney Anniken Davenport.

  • The latest on the flood of lawsuits against employers and businesses from workers, customers, and others.
  • Exactly how you’re supposed to reopen safely according to the CDC, OSHA, and EEOC. Plus information on your state’s requirements.
  •  How to create a contingency plan just in case your state or local authorities order a shutdown again.
  • What you can and cannot do while screening employees returning to work. 
  •  Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act for those for whom the workplace may still carry risk due to pre-existing disabilities or newly developed ones. 
  • How to handle workers who REFUSE to return over supposed unsafe conditions.
  •  How to handle telework continuation requests.
  • Rehiring furloughed employees who may be reluctant to return when they’re on enhanced unemployment benefits can be hard. 
  • Mental health support to ease the return.


  • 3:00 – 4:00: Your Employment Law Questions, Answered

Ask Anniken your specific questions regarding the legal topics that mean the most to you.



Who Should Attend...


  • HR managers, directors, and VPs
  • Supervisors and team managers
  • Business owners 
  • In-house counsel
  • 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 employment laws, including new COVID-19 credits and leave
  • Cost-saving and legally sound steps to save your business
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Marie McIntyre is a workplace psychologist who operates an international career coaching business, and the website She has written a workplace advice column, Your Office Coach, for thirteen years and is the author of two business books, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics and The Management Team Handbook.

Previously, Marie held management positions in both business and government, including Director of Human Resources in a Fortune 500 company. As a consultant, she has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including Cisco, The Home Depot, AT&T, Walgreens, Lockheed Martin, and the CDC. Marie's career advice has appeared in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Canadian Business, and many other publications.

Marie McIntyre
Marie McIntyre Workplace psychologist and author

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.

Anniken Davenport
Anniken Davenport Attorney and author






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