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CDF Hosts Complimentary Webinar Symposium - COVID Education Week - December 7-11, 2020
Nov 16, 2020

CDF Hosts Complimentary Webinar Symposium - COVID Education Week - December 7-11, 2020

Topics: CDF News & Events, COVID-19

CDF COVID Education Week - Webinar Symposium

To assist employers, corporate counsel, and HR professionals that are still grappling with the myriad of COVID-19 issues, CDF has designed a series of complimentary webinars daily from December 7-11 from 9-10 am (PST)* that will address the most pressing COVID-related employment issues and will provide answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Registrants can choose to attend all or as many presentations as they would like to during the registration process.  IMPORTANT: In order to receive a link to any recorded version of the webinar series, attendees must have registered for all five presentations.

Monday, December 7, 2020, 9-10 am (PST):  Emerging Litigation Areas in 2021 Stemming from COVID-19 Pandemic

In addition to navigating California’s new four-tier system for re-opening, trying to stay current on CDC, OSHA and California Department of Public Health Guidelines, and deciphering the new federal and state-specific laws, California employers have been forced to make a myriad of logistical and other decisions (often with little time to plan) that will impact how, and perhaps if, they weather the COVID-19 storm.  Most of these decisions also bring with them varying levels of risk from employment claims; and while the typical California employer is no stranger to lawsuits, the unique issues associated with remaining operational during a pandemic present liability concerns as novel as the new coronavirus itself.

During this webinar, CDF attorneys will examine the recent surge in COVID-related employment litigation in California, and focus on best practices to avoid a costly, legal infection.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 9-10 am (PST) - COVID-19 Related Time Off Work/Leave of Absence

The COVID pandemic has caused employees to call off work for numerous reasons, including their own illness, illness of a family member, exposure to an individual with COVID, concern about their risk of exposure in the workplace, and/or issues related to school closures affecting their children.  The federal government, as well as the state of California (and some municipalities), have responded by enacting new laws that provide for paid time off and protected leaves of absence.  These overlapping laws are in addition to existing paid sick leave laws and leave of absence laws that already apply to many employers.  Understanding and applying this matrix of laws to various COVID-related absences can be tricky. 

During this webinar, CDF attorneys will explain the applicable leave laws and apply them to various hypothetical, factual scenarios to help employers navigate these important and ongoing issues.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 9-10 am (PST) - COVID-19 in the Workplace – Testing Positive & Returning to Work

As the COVID pandemic continues and despite employers’ precautions and safety measures to stop the spread of COVID from their workplaces, increasing numbers of employers are learning that members of their workforce have contracted the virus.  After a COVID+ test, who does an employer notify?  What can employers tell co-workers without infringing on privacy rights?  Can an employer require a negative test to return to work?  This webinar will help employers prepare for the likelihood that one of their teams will test positive and steps that should be taken thereafter. 

CDF attorneys will share (1) best practices and new legal disclosure obligations after employees test positive for COVID and (2) best practices for returning employees who did test positive to the workplace to avoid traps for the unwary.

Thursday, December 10, 2020, *9-10:30 am (PST) - Note this program will run for 1.5 hours. - Navigating CARES Act Relief for Employers: PPP Forgiveness and the Employee Retention Credit

Many employers are not getting the full benefits out of the CARES Act.  Experienced consultants from Armanino LLP will first discuss eligibility for the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit of up to $5,000 per employee and provide helpful advice on the mechanics for applying for the credit.  The second part of this program will provide information on how to calculate and maximize your PPP loan forgiveness, certain tax aspects of the PPP loan, and other important PPP developments.   

Friday, December 11, 2020, 9-10 am (PST) - COVID-19 Related Wage and Hour Issues

Wage and hour regulation in California already contains lots of pitfalls and traps.  Plaintiff’s attorneys are always looking for new angles and theories for class action and PAGA litigation.  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many employers are working and it does not always result fit neatly with the existing wage and hour law rules.

In this webinar, CDF attorneys will discuss how COVID-19 has opened up new areas of risk in the wage and hour arena and how California employers can best review their practices and minimize exposure for wage and hour lawsuits as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.  

NOTE: In order to receive the recorded versions of any of the above presentations, you must register for all five programs.

To register, click HERE.

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For over 25 years, CDF has distinguished itself as one of the top employment, labor and immigration firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance. We cover the state, with five locations from Sacramento to San Diego.

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Sacramento Office Managing Partner and Chair of CDF’s Traditional Labor Law Practice Group. Mark has been practicing labor and employment law in California for thirty years. His practice has a special emphasis on the representation of California employers in union-management relations and handling federal and state court litigation and administrative matters triggered by all types of employment-related disputes. He is also adept at providing creative and practical legal advice to help minimize the risks inherent in employing workers in California. He recently named “Sacramento Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law-Management for 2021 by Best Lawyers®.
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