Matt LaMourie to Present at Cumberland Bar Association COVID-19 Webinar

May 1, 2020 at 10:00am11:00am (EDT)

Cumberland Bar Association (CBA) Webinar Series - Emerging COVID-19 Issues in the Workplace

Preti Flaherty attorney Matt LaMourie will co-present an informational session for CBA members on what COVID-19 issues Labor & Employment attorneys are wrestling with during the pandemic. Topics will include:

  • Update on COVID-19 Guidance and Resources.
  • New paid sick leave
  • New FML paid leave
  • Unemployment expansion
  • New EEOC guidance
  • Responding When Employees Refuse Available Work.
  • COVID-19 and Workers Compensation Issues.
  • Responding to OSHA Complaints and Avoiding Retaliation Claims.
  • Return-to-Work Uncertainties Facing Employers.                         
  • Johns Hopkins report

For more information and to register, visit the Cumberland Bar Association event page.

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