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Silicon Valley The New Normal: COVID-19 Legal Developments Employers Should Know

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Abstract

Join the Fisher Phillips Team with us as we dive into COVID-19 legal developments that employers should know.
The coronavirus has now spread to every state in the U.S. and is causing significant workplace disruptions. Due to the significant and growing impact, HR professionals must balance a complex combination of issues to respond to and effectively manage workplace issues related to the coronavirus, including:
  • The Families First COVID-19 Response Act (FFCRA)
  • The CARES Act
  • Shelter-in-place ordinances
  • Paid sick leave laws
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Notice requirements

Learning Objectives

What policies and recommendations should employers put in place?
What are an employer’s legal responsibilities and liabilities?
What are the workers’ compensation implications?

Speaker Biographies 

NICOLE KAMM

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Nicole Kamm is a partner in the Los Angeles and Woodland Hills offices of the national labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips.  Nicole represents a broad range of clients, from small businesses to national companies, in a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, construction, transportation and professional services. Nicole defends employers and provides dispute resolution counsel against individual and class claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Nicole also provides strategic counsel and management training on employment issues that arise in the workplace, including hiring, discipline and termination decisions, leaves of absence, reductions in force and compliance issues arising under Title VII, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Family Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the California Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission wage orders, and the federal and California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Nicole earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000 and earned her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2006.  She is admitted to practice in California.

HANNAH KWEISS

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Hannah Sweiss is an attorney in the Los Angeles and Woodland Hills offices of the national labor and employment law firm of Fisher Phillips.  Hannah represents a broad range of clients, from small businesses to national companies, in a variety of industries including trucking, hospitality, travel, manufacturing, and healthcare. Hannah’s practice is focused on representing and defending employers in class action wage-hour lawsuits as well as representative lawsuits brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Hannah has also handled a full range of labor and employment matters, from single-plaintiff to multi-plaintiff actions.  Hannah has unique experience with audits before the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Labor (DOL) and California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).

Hannah spent the first two years of her undergraduate education at the American University in Cairo, Egypt and then earned her B.S. from California State University, Northridge in 2007 and earned her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2013.  She is admitted to practice in California.

 

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