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As we plan our returns to work and conducting our businesses, we all know that the workplace will look very different from the past due to COVID-19.  The “new normal” involves significant potential liabilities for employers, safety concerns, new laws and regulatory requirements.  Businesses need to be prepared and to have in place effective workplace policies as they enter this next phase.  Hear Offit Kurman’s experienced employment attorneys’ guidance on re-opening businesses while protecting from illness, avoiding public relations nightmares, and steering clear of EEOC, OSHA and other legal violations. The webinar will include:

  • Ensuring employee and customer safety in the workplace and beyond;
  • Policies every business must have to reduce liability and workplace risks;
  • Potential legal issues related to employees, customers and others re-entering the workplace; and
  • Preparing for the avalanche of new legal claims that are likely on the horizon

If you have any questions you would like to have addressed regarding the webinar topic please submit them when you register.

 

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ABOUT KATHARINE BATISTA

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kbatista@offitkurman.com | 267.338.1319

Ms. Batista is a Labor & Employment attorney that assists her clients when deciding issues like: If my employee has exhausted her FMLA leave and remains out, am I required to hold her position open? Can I terminate my employee for testing positive for marijuana? Will this non-compete agreement be enforced? She helps her clients answer these and similar questions, and vigorously defends their decisions. She represents businesses, such as restaurants, hotels, banks, retailers and health care providers, in the spectrum of employment and labor claims. Specifically, Ms. Batista successfully defends employers against claims of discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful terminations and wage and hour violations. An employee’s post-separation conduct often requires legal advice and action too. Ms. Batista commonly represents her clients in bringing actions for breach of restrictive covenants and contractual interference, as well as defends them against such claims. Employment and labor law is ever changing. Employers need to feel secure in how they manage their employees so they can focus on their business. Ms. Batista affords her clients that security.

ABOUT KATHERINE WITHERSPOON FRY

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kwitherspoonfry@offitkurman.com | 302.351.0902

Ms. Fry has 25 years' experience of litigation and administrative law experience in every Delaware court, the U.S. Court for the District of Delaware, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She has also represented clients in proceedings before the Delaware and U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Employee Relations Board, and other administrative bodies. She counsels executives and companies in employment matters of all types. Her employment practice focuses on discrimination; non-compete defense and enforcement; Department of Labor audits; employment termination; Fair Labor Standards Act issues; creation and review of employee handbooks and policies; employment and severance agreements; executive compensation; and harassment training. She teaches at the Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware. She speaks frequently on employment topics and has been a repeat guest on WILM’s radio show, “Money and Politics in Delaware.”

ABOUT SARAH SAWYER

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Sarah.Sawyer@offitkurman.com | 410.209.6413

As an experienced business advisor and litigator, Sarah works with business owners to implement policies and practices that keep their businesses running smoothly, helps them avoid expensive legal battles, and fights for them when litigation arises. Sarah focuses her practice on providing her clients with general business advice, drafting and analyzing employment documents ranging from employment agreements and severance agreements to employee handbooks, and litigating all aspects of general civil and commercial disputes.

ABOUT SCOTT KAMINS

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skamins@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0347

Mr. Kamins focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. He serves as the Practice Group Leader for the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He has served as chief spokesperson and lead negotiator in over 300 collective bargaining agreement negotiations for employers in many industries throughout the United States, and in Canada and Puerto Rico, and lead trial attorney in Unfair Labor Practice cases, Representation Cases and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Kamins counsels employers on a day-to-day basis on strategies for interpreting and maximizing rights under collective bargaining agreements, handling terminations and investigations, compliance with the law, and all other aspects of the employment relationship. Mr. Kamins also assists employers in developing and implementing strategies relating to maintaining a non-union workplace.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman, one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the United States, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. With 15 offices and nearly 250 lawyers who counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice, Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration. For more information, visit www.offitkurman.com.

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