When the COVID pandemic hit with full force in March, FortneyScott commenced complimentary weekly briefings to aid employers in understanding and responding to the rapidly changing developments created by the pandemic. The briefings we’ve provided for the last three months (12 weeks) were extremely popular and well attended. You may access the previous presentations below.
Now, as we enter into a phase where the updates are not as rapid and employers have begun to adapt to the virus-induced changes, we will continue to provide briefings on workplace developments twice a month. In our briefings, we will address COVID pandemic-related updates, particularly as they affect re-opening workplaces. Additionally, we will cover other major issues affecting our society, including the #BlackLivesMatter developments as well as key judicial, legislative, and policy changes. Of course, as developments warrant, we will provide alerts, or convene an additional special briefing.
FortneyScott COVID-19 Response:
We firmly believe that we all need to face this challenge together. FortneyScott is dedicated to helping our clients navigate this unprecedented situation, and providing you with information and resources you need to overcome these challenges.
In the presentations listed below, 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 challenges.
Previous FortneyScott COVID-19 Weekly Briefings:
View FS November 9 Employer Briefing – FortneyScott’s attorneys will cover; what post-election changes are likely in the response to the COVID resurgence and the prospects of a broader re-opening; the likelihood of a COVID relief bill, and action on ACA, minimum wage, and beyond; how Corporate America is addressing workforce diversity and inclusion training and other diversity issues; and, the latest developments at DOL, Wage & Hour, OFCCP, OSHA, and EEOC.
View FS October 19 Employer Briefing – FortneyScott’s attorneys will cover; problems confronting employers and workers as they slowly return to pre-COVID 19 activities while Congress fails to provide assistance; corporate responses to BLM protests and the Trump Administration’s counter to anti-racism and affirmative action; and, important legal and agency developments, including the most recent Executive Order for federal contractors, and the latest developments involving EEOC and DOL’s agencies, including the Wage and Hour Division, OSHA and OFCCP.
View FS September 21 Employer Briefing – FortneyScott’s attorneys will cover; problems confronting employers and workers as they slowly return to pre-COVID 19 activities while Congress fails to provide assistance; corporate responses to BLM protests and the Trump Administration’s counter to anti-racism and affirmative action; and, important legal and agency developments, including the most recent Executive Order for federal contractors, and the latest developments involving EEOC and DOL’s agencies, including the Wage and Hour Division, OSHA and OFCCP.
View FS August 24 Employer Briefing – In this briefing we will address (1) the latest developments affecting employers operating during the COVID pandemic; (2) the newest challenges employers are facing as part of the broad-based focus on discrimination in America; and, (3) the key legal and federal agency developments.
View FS July 27 Employer Briefing – FortneyScott’s attorneys cover possible expansion of COVID assistance including liability safe harbors for employers; renewed interest in Pay Equity as well as Diversity & Inclusion in response to societal discrimination; agency developments, including updates on nominees for key positions at the EEOC and NLRB; and, latest developments involving EEOC, Wage & Hour Division, OSHA, and OFCCP.
View FS July 13 Employer Briefing – FortneyScott’s attorneys discuss COVID-19 hot spots, and workers reluctant to return to work; renewed interest in Diversity & Inclusion as well as demands for public disclosure of EEO-1 reports; and, agency developments affecting the workplace.
View FS June 22 Weekly Briefing – after reviewing the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, FortneyScott’s attorneys discuss the critically important decision of the Supreme Court extending Title VII protections to LGBTQ individuals.
View FS June 15 Weekly Briefing – FortneyScott’s attorney and WorkPlace HR consultant are joined by Joanne Irving, an expert on mental health issues in the workplace. The discussion covers the growing impact of COVID-19 on mental health in the workplace.
View FS June 8 Weekly Briefing – FortneyScott’s attorneys discuss the most recent developments and updates, and also address key wage and hour and compensation challenges employers face during the Pandemic.
View FS June 1 Weekly Briefing – Most recent developments as well as key legal challenges employers face in reopening their offices, including: operations, developing a preparedness plan, addressing employee concerns, and accommodating employees with COVID-related issues.
View FS May 18 Weekly Briefing – Most recent developments as well as key legal challenges employers are facing, including: liability claims, wage and hour compliance, layoffs, and administering the new paid sick and family obligations.
View FS May 11 Weekly Briefing – Discussion with Special Guest Speaker from J&J on what steps have been taken for their workforce and maintaining its focus on diversity and inclusion during the pandemic.
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.