Practical Answers for Employers on the New Federal Coronavirus Laws: A Virtual Town Hall Meeting

The legal landscape for employers seems to be changing daily in the face of this public health emergency. Adding to the stress we are all experiencing while trying to cope with this new reality, complex federal employment and lending laws and regulations that we are expected to understand and follow are being enacted at a frenzied pace. This has led to a great deal of confusion and misinformation about what these laws do and don’t do.

GLGA Member Husch Blackwell will walk you through a straightforward explanation of the following laws and provide you with practical compliance suggestions:

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

More importantly, you will have a chance to get answers to your questions in real time. Learn about how these laws affect your business, how they will impact your employment-related decisions, and what strategies you can use to weather this current storm.

About the Presenters:

Thomas P. Heneghan is a Partner at Husch Blackwell. As a trial lawyer, Tom assists clients facing complex intellectual property and business litigation. He focuses on patent litigation but also represents clients in trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. Tom recently successfully represented several of our members in a nationally consolidated patent infringement lawsuit brought by a non-practicing entity. Tom will act as moderator for this panel of his firm colleagues.

Erik K. Eisenmann is a Partner with Husch Blackwell and is Chair of their Labor & Employment practice group. Clients trust Erik’s ability to offer practical, effective advice on the many labor and employment issues that arise in the workplace. He counsels employers of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, often helping them draft and enforce employment contracts, restrictive covenants and other workplace agreements. He is a member of the Husch Blackwell COVID-19 Response Team and is well versed in these new laws.

David W. Eckhardt is a Partner at Husch Blackwell and focuses on employee benefit issues, including implementation and operation of qualified retirement plans (including ESOPs), compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and employment taxes. He further specializes in health and welfare plans and has given numerous presentations on the Affordable Care Act. He is a member of the Husch Blackwell COVID-19 Response Team and is well versed in these new laws.

Sarah K. Quinn is an Associate at Husch Blackwell and an experienced Labor & Employment attorney who has litigated Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions, state wage and hour class actions, non-compete claims, and employee misclassification claims in state and federal courts. She also represents clients before administrative boards such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). A wide range of clients rely on Sarah’s counsel, from small businesses to high-profile entertainment groups. She is well versed in these new laws and brings the perspective of her Illinois-based practice to this discussion.

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