2020 NACC Business Tangible Lunch & Learn - July 30
“Employer Actions in a Prolonged-Pandemic Climate:
Hiring, Firing, Reopening and Adjusting Offices, & Other Important Decisions”
Thursday, July 30, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Southwest Chapter (NACC) is very excited to invite you to a webinar by Littler Mendelson PC on the impact of COVID 19 on employment law and how it may affect your company handling of employment situations.
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The topic of nearly every conversation and a high concern for most employers over the last three months can be summarized in one word: COVID-19. Months have passed since Texas saw its first stay-at-orders and conversations now routinely include phrases such “essential business”, “social distancing”, and “quarantine.” As state and local governments begin loosening (and, in some instances, tightening) restrictions on returning employees to work, the NACC’s member, Littler Mendelson, PC, has been actively monitoring state and local regulations, orders, and guidelines. In this webinar, labor and employment attorneys, Allison Williams and Paige Cantrell of the global law firm Littler Mendelson, P.C. will provide an overview of key employment law considerations triggered by COVID-19. Allison and Paige will provide insight and guidance on reopening your business and practical considerations to align with Texas guidelines, employee safety, and wage and hour practices. Additionally, it has never been more important for employers to make the best possible workforce restructuring decisions when considering reductions in force, furloughs, or layoffs. While making these critical decisions, employers must assure that they use a fair and nondiscriminatory selection process. Littler will review proactive planning strategies to safeguard your business.
Littler understands that workplace issues cannot wait. With access to more than 1,500 employment attorneys in over 80 offices around the world, including an office in Oslo, Littler’s clients do not have to. Littler aims to go beyond best practices, creating solutions that help clients navigate a complex business world. For over 75 years, Littler has harnessed these strengths to offer fresh perspectives on each matter that it advises, litigates, mediates, and negotiates.
This is sure to be a timely and informative webinar, please join us!
Our speakers are Allison Williams and Paige Cantrell. Both Allison and Paige are attorneys at the law firm Littler Mendelson, PC.
Allison Williams represents and advises employers on all matters of labor and employment law in state and federal court. Her practice focuses on class and collective action wage and hour litigation as well as single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Allison has significant experience representing clients in lawsuits alleging claims including: (1) misclassification as independent contractors, (2) misclassification as exempt from overtime, (3) failure to pay overtime and/or minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), (4) discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under the ADA, FMLA, and Title VII, and (5) employment-related common law claims under Texas law, including breach of contract, fraud and fraud in the inducement, promissory estoppel, and unjust enrichment. In addition to representing clients in litigation and providing advice and counsel, Allison has represented clients during investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Paige Cantrell is a class action litigator whose docket is composed primarily of wage-and-hour lawsuits, with significant experience litigating cases involving independent contractor misclassification as well as employee issues such as off-the-clock work and improper regular rate calculation. Paige also provides advice regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act compliance and assists her clients with rolling out company-wide compensation changes, conducting internal audits, reviewing, drafting, and rolling-out arbitration and class action waivers, and leading settlement negotiations. Additionally, Paige’s practice includes both litigation and advice and counsel regarding discrimination and retaliation claims brought under the ADA, FMLA, and Title VII.
July 30, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Thursday July 30, 2020
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Member - Free
Non-member - $25 - will be deducted from NACC Membership fee if you sign up within 14 Days of event.