St. Louis ILG Webinar: Update on Federal Government’s Response to COVID-19 and Employers’ Concerns on Reopening

Event Start Date:
May 27, 2020
Event End Date:
May 28, 2020
Event Venue:
GoToWebinar

You are invited to join the St. Louis ILG for a special webinar with David Fortney and Nita Beecher on Wednesday May 27th  | 12pm to 1pm CDT

Employers are very concerned about how and when to reopen their businesses as all the states loosen their stay-at-home orders. David S. Fortney, Co-Founder of FortneyScott LLC an acknowledged Washington insider, and H. Juanita (Nita) Beecher, also of FortneyScott, will first provide participants with an update on the federal response to COVID-19 pandemic including the latest from EEOC, OSHA, Wage & Hour and OFCCP. David and Nita then will discuss the major issues employers need to consider to avoid liability to workers, vendors and customers as they begin to reopen their businesses.

 

 

Novus Law Firm & FortneyScott’s Back to School Webinar: Higher Education Post-COVID-19 Legal & Compliance Concerns

Event Start Date:
May 28, 2020
Event End Date:
May 28, 2020
Event Venue:
Virtual

Please REGISTER HERE to join Novus Law Firm and FortneyScott on Thursday, May 28th at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST for the first in a series of webinars discussing the myriad of legal and compliance concerns facing institutes of higher education looking to reopen their campuses for the 2020 Fall terms.

In this first session, Natasha Baker, Esq. and Elizabeth Bradley, Esq. will lead a discussion on the initial personnel considerations to review when reopening your institutions.  This discussion will be moderated by David. S. Fortney, Esq.  These panelists, with their extensive experience in higher education law, will provide thoughtful recommendations and legal perspectives.

During this first session, the panelists will discuss faculty-focused topics including virtual instruction and curriculum adjustments in the context of shared governance; workforce modifications, given contractual, tenure and collective bargaining agreements; and compensation considerations in the event of reduced class schedules. The panelists will also provide a look at how best practices are currently developing with respect to the health and safety of an institution’s personnel as well as accommodation practices that institutions should be considering.

If you have any questions that you would like to have addressed during the seminar, please submit via email to info@fortneyscott.com.

Please forward this information to those in your organization who could benefit.

FortneyScott is based in our nation’s capital, and we are staying on top of the rapid developments relating to the coronavirus.  We are continuing to advise our clients and to assist the employer community in successfully addressing the COVID-19 pandemic challenges that employers are facing.

Novus Law Firm is a San Francisco Bay Area firm whose practice is focused on higher education and labor and employment law.  We are engaged thought leaders in our areas of expertise and use technology to deliver efficient legal services to our clients.

NERC ILG Meeting: COVID-19 with Fortney Scott

Event Start Date:
May 7, 2020
Event End Date:
May 7, 2020
Event Venue:
Virtual

FortneyScott attorneys David Fortney, Burt Fishman, and Nita Beecher provided an update to the Northeastern Regional Corporate ILG on what the federal government, Congress, and federal agencies are doing in response to COVID-19. The FS attorneys went on to have an interactive discussion with the NERC members on the issues of most concern to employers.

 

Update on Federal Agencies during COVID-19 for STL ILG

Event Start Date:
May 13, 2020
Event End Date:
May 13, 2020
Event Venue:
Virtual

STL ILG is having its quarterly meeting virtually. The subject is Compliance News and Updates, with special guests: Carmen Navarro, Midwest Director – OFCCP, and Nita Beecher, Counsel – Fortney & Scott, LLC.

Register for FortneyScott’s May 18 COVID-19 Weekly Briefing

Event Start Date:
May 18, 2020
Event End Date:
May 18, 2020
Event Venue:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – and the response to it – businesses and organizations are facing a myriad of challenges relating to their business operations and managing their workforce. FortneyScott is dedicated to helping our clients navigate this unprecedented situation, and providing you with information and resources you need to overcome these challenges.

We firmly believe that we all need to face this challenge together. With this in mind, FortneyScott will be hosting weekly briefings to provide updates and insight on developments impacting the workplace. Please join us to hear our subject matter experts address legal issues related to the outbreak such as compliance with new legislation, managing leaves of absence, workplace safety, EEO/ADA issues, layoffs and furloughs, implementing new HR policies, and other related issues. The weekly briefings will also provide unique opportunity for employers to anonymously ask questions and share insights about the issues they are facing.

REGISTER HERE to join FortneyScott’s complimentary COVID-19 Weekly Briefing on Monday, May 18th from noon to 1:00 pm ET.

*If you register for this FS Weekly Briefing, you will be automatically registered for all future FS Weekly Briefings.

Previous FS Weekly Briefings

If you were unable to attend the earlier FS Weekly Briefings, you can access them below.

View FS May 11 Weekly Briefing – Discussion of what employers are doing to reopen businesses and how to prepare for a possible resurgence of COVID-19.

View FS May 4 Weekly Briefing – Review of the legal and practical issues that will arise when employers re-open their businesses.

View FS April 27 Weekly Briefing – Overview of the operational changes and key developments from the federal agencies governing the workplace in response to the pandemic.

View FS April 20 Weekly Briefing – Providing an overview of the new Federal Guidelines, Federal Agency developments, and addressing FAQs.

View FS April 13 Weekly Briefing – Addressing legal and HR challenges in the current workplace.

View FS April 6 Weekly Briefing – Providing an update on key developments and the new and expanded unemployment benefit provisions under the PUA and FPUC.

View FS March 30 Weekly Briefing – Addressing the new federal paid sick and family leave enacted in the Family Friendly and CARES Acts.

Please forward this information to those in your organization who could benefit from these Weekly Briefings.

FortneyScott is based in our nation’s capital, and we are staying on top of the rapid developments relating to the coronavirus.  We are continuing to advise our clients and to assist the employer community in successfully addressing the COVID-19 pandemic challenges that employers are facing.

Register for FortneyScott’s May 11 COVID-19 Weekly Briefing

Event Start Date:
May 11, 2020
Event End Date:
May 11, 2020
Event Venue:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – and the response to it – businesses and organizations are facing a myriad of challenges relating to their business operations and managing their workforce. FortneyScott is dedicated to helping our clients navigate this unprecedented situation, and providing you with information and resources you need to overcome these challenges.

We firmly believe that we all need to face this challenge together. With this in mind, FortneyScott will be hosting weekly briefings to provide updates and insight on developments impacting the workplace. Please join us to hear our subject matter experts address legal issues related to the outbreak such as compliance with new legislation, managing leaves of absence, workplace safety, EEO/ADA issues, layoffs and furloughs, implementing new HR policies, and other related issues. The weekly briefings will also provide unique opportunity for employers to anonymously ask questions and share insights about the issues they are facing.

REGISTER HERE to join FortneyScott’s complimentary COVID-19 Weekly Briefing on Monday, May 11th from noon to 1:00 pm ET.

*If you register for this FS Weekly Briefing, you will be automatically registered for all future FS Weekly Briefings.

Register for FortneyScott’s May 4 COVID-19 Weekly Briefing

Event Start Date:
May 4, 2020
Event End Date:
May 4, 2020
Event Venue:
12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – and the response to it – businesses and organizations are facing a myriad of challenges relating to their business operations and managing their workforce. FortneyScott is dedicated to helping our clients navigate this unprecedented situation, and providing you with information and resources you need to overcome these challenges.

We firmly believe that we all need to face this challenge together. With this in mind, FortneyScott will be hosting weekly briefings to provide updates and insight on developments impacting the workplace. Please join us to hear our subject matter experts address legal issues related to the outbreak such as compliance with new legislation, managing leaves of absence, workplace safety, EEO/ADA issues, layoffs and furloughs, implementing new HR policies, and other related issues. The weekly briefings will also provide unique opportunity for employers to anonymously ask questions and share insights about the issues they are facing.

REGISTER HERE to join FortneyScott’s complimentary COVID-19 Weekly Briefing on Monday, May 4th from noon to 1:00 pm ET.

*If you register for this FS Weekly Briefing, you will be automatically registered for all future FS Weekly Briefings.

Previous FortneyScott Weekly Briefings

If you were unable to attend the earlier FS Weekly Briefings, you can access them below.

View FS April 27 Weekly Briefing – Focusing on the evolving issues employers face in planning for their employees to return to work.

View FS April 20 Weekly Briefing – Providing an overview of the new Federal Guidelines, Federal Agency developments, and addressing FAQs.

View FS April 13 Weekly Briefing – Addressing legal and HR challenges in the current workplace.

View FS April 6 Weekly Briefing – Providing an update on key developments and the new and expanded unemployment benefit provisions under the PUA and FPUC.

View FS March 30 Weekly Briefing – Addressing the new federal paid sick and family leave enacted in the Family Friendly and CARES Acts.

Please forward this information to those in your organization who could benefit from these Weekly Briefings.

FortneyScott is based in our nation’s capital, and we are staying on top of the rapid developments relating to the coronavirus.  We are continuing to advise our clients and to assist the employer community in successfully addressing the COVID-19 pandemic challenges that employers are facing.

BLR Webinar: Pay Equity Audits – What to Do Right Now to Minimize Legal Risks

Event Start Date:
March 26, 2020
Event End Date:
March 26, 2020
Event Venue:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern

As pay equity and equal pay have become hot topics, pay discrimination claims are on the rise. And the momentum continues to grow—quickly. More than a dozen states and several major cities have passed new, aggressive equal pay laws designed to make it easier for employees to bring (and win) pay discrimination claims while for federal contractors pay discrimination has become OFCCP’s major focus.

This growing “patchwork” of federal, state, and local laws poses particularly worrisome challenges for all employers but especially for multistate employers. For instance, how can multistate organizations comply with different and often contrasting laws from state to state? How can organizations proactively address pay equity issues before being targeted for internal complaints, EEOC charges, OFCCP investigations, and the growing wave of private litigation?

Also, how can an organization find and fix the unexplained disparities that lurk within its pay systems? And, can an organization do this all “under privilege” so it doesn’t have to turn over its efforts in discovery in response to demands from increasingly savvy plaintiffs’ counsels and enforcement agencies?

Join us on March 26 when Attorneys Nita Beecher and Consuela Pinto of Fortney Scott will deliver an in-depth webinar outlining how to take a proactive and strategic approach when addressing the growing pay equity challenges your organization faces.

After attending this webinar you’ll be able to:

  • Identify how the growing patchwork of new state and big-city equal pay laws mean for your organization and how to respond
  • Take advantage of the “safe harbors” under many new state equal pay laws to protect your organization from claims and liability
  • Conduct a self-audit of your pay system to find and fix unexplained disparities
  • And much more!

Register for this webinar on BLR’s website.

BLR Webinar: COVID-19 – Business Continuity Action Plan Development and Emergency Response Protocols

Event Start Date:
April 10, 2020
Event End Date:
April 10, 2020
Event Venue:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern

With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) rapidly spreading throughout the United States, now is the time to prepare for how your organization will respond to various situations if the virus directly affects business continuity.

But, does your organization have a plan for how the business will continue to operate when faced with a pandemic illness like this or other unplanned incidents, such as natural disasters, theft of business information, or fire?

There is an imperative need to have plans, methods, and systems in place to cope with destructive natural events that provide advance warning (such as an epidemic, pandemic, or hurricane), as well as unanticipated natural events such as earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes. The highest priority, therefore, is pragmatic: plan and be prepared for natural disasters and their aftermath so that the business can survive and recover.

Join us on April 10 for an all-new webinar with Attorney Nita Beecher of Fortney Scott and emergency preparedness expert Lucien Canton, CEM on how to develop a business continuity action plan to manage operational and business risks so you can continue business in the event that normal operations need to be suspended due to a public health emergency like the possible outbreak of COVID-19 or any other circumstances that are out of your control.

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Draft and implement your own business continuity plans to mitigate the harmful effects COVID-19 could have on your workforce
  • Develop a flexible policy for working hours and remote work in response to this public health emergency
  • Anticipate the impact supply-chain disruptions could have on your business, and educate business leaders on action steps they should be taking to minimize financial supply-chain-related risks
  • Elevate HR’s role in emergency response and business continuity planning overall

Register for this webinar on BLR’s website.

FS Lunch & Learn: Coronavirus and the Workplace

Event Start Date:
March 12, 2020
Event End Date:
March 12, 2020
Event Venue:
Noon-1pm ET

Coronavirus:  It’s coming to your business. How will it impact your workers and workplace?  Understanding your employment law obligations is essential for working through this evolving emergency.  Join us on March 12 at 12:00 noon (Eastern) for a timely Lunch & Learn webinar to discuss responding to this outbreak.

In the webinar, we will address the following key considerations:

  • Employee health and safety in the event of a local outbreak, including obligations under the OSH Act
  • Re-evaluating your policies, including sick leave, PTO, and telecommuting
  • Complying with Federal and state leave and accommodation obligations, e.g., ADA, FMLA
  • Avoiding harassment and stigmatization
  • Understanding your collective bargaining obligations
  • Addressing employee travel and business plans
  • Establishing and implementing a communications protocol

Join FortneyScott attorneys, David Fortney, Burton Fishman, and Nita Beecher for a complimentary webinar.  CLICK HERE to register.