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August Program Meeting

COVID-19 and Employment Law Updates

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Presented by Kirk Turner
McAfee & Taft

Kirk Turner, the leader of McAfee & Taft’s Labor and Employment Practice Group,  will be the featured presenter at the August program meeting. Kirk will update us on all things COVID-19, both from a federal and state law perspective. He will provide us with a legal update to help Human Resources Professionals navigate COVID-related laws and regulations, and how those laws and regulations interact with other federal and state laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He will also discuss the issues relating to returning employees to work and the legal implications surrounding face masks, self-assessments, temperature checks, teleworking and other important issues. Finally, Kirk will touch on legal issues surrounding layoffs, furloughs, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act and other considerations in reducing your workforce, if necessary.  

At this program, attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of the interaction of COVID-related leave with other types of leave;
  • Gain an understanding of the legal implications for returning employees to work, including  safety practices, personal protective equipment, teleworking, face coverings, and other COVID-related issues;
  • Gain an understanding regarding layoffs, furloughs, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act and any other legal considerations in reductions in the workforce. 

Kirk is one of TAHRA’s favorite speakers each year, so you don’t want to miss this important program meeting.

The annual Supervisors Training that typically follows this event, will be a virtual workshop on Thursday, August 20th. Click here for more information or to register attendees for the training. 

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August 19, 2020 | 12 - 1 p.m.

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