In these unprecedented times, employers are grappling with a variety of issues. This article addresses two key issues: enhanced employer liability that may arise out of the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace; and the legal risks associated with laying off employees and best practices to minimize those risks.
Speaker: Carolyn Rashby
About the Speaker: Carolyn Rashby provides business-focused advice and counsel to companies navigating the constantly evolving and overlapping maze of federal, state, and local employment requirements. She conducts workplace investigations and cultural assessments, leads audits regarding employee classification, wage and hour, and I-9 compliance, advises on employment issues arising in corporate transactions, and provides strategic counsel to clients on a wide range of workplace matters, including harassment and #MeToo issues, wage and hour, worker classification, employee accommodations, termination decisions, employment agreements, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, employee handbooks, and personnel policies. Her approach is preventive, while recognizing the need to set clients up for the best possible defense should disputes arise.