Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit:
Understanding Management & HR's New Role

Covid-19 Summit

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 recording 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.

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Part 1 — 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., covers:

  • 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

Part 2 — 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.

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Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If the Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speakers:


Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of HR Specialist: Employment Law. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues.


Marie McIntyre is a workplace psychologist who operates an international career coaching business, and the website YourOfficeCoach.com. 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.

Credit Hours:

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This program is valid for 3.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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