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Employment Developments During COVID-19: Exploring Real Life Scenarios and Litigations in the Face of the Pandemic


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded Date: September 15, 2020
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Agenda

        • Employer FAQ
                - Employees returning to the physical office in the wake of COVID-19
                - Equitable treatment of employees
                - Vaccines
                - Terminations
        • Trends in Employment Litigations Related to COVID-19
        • Reducing Litigation Risk: Lessons from the Cases

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 15, 2020

Description

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country and the globe, employment developments and modifications in state and federal protocols are changing rapidly. Employers are facing endless questions about reopening the workplace, temporary or permanent workforce reductions, the ever-evolving legislative landscape, and how to reduce potential litigation risks. We invite you to join Kasowitz employment litigation partners Mark W. Lerner and Jessica Taub Rosenberg, who have provided guidance to and fielded questions from numerous employers requiring strategic counseling and advice related to COVID-19 issues.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel East Virtual Conference East on September 15th, 2020.

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Panelists

Jessica Taub Rosenberg

Partner
Kasowitz Benson Torres

Jessica Taub Rosenberg is a former Assistant District Attorney and trial lawyer with experience representing employers and prominent senior executives in all aspects of employment-related litigation. Jessica’s litigation experience includes defense of claims of discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts and non-competition covenants; and tort claims such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and defamation.

Jessica also advises clients on a broad variety of subjects, including terminations and other disciplinary actions; employment, consulting and separation agreements; investigations of alleged harassment and other employee misconduct; employment policies and practices; and litigation avoidance. Jessica also regularly conducts trainings for clients on anti-harassment, professional conduct and best practices for human resources professionals.

Mark Lerner

Partner
Kasowitz Benson Torres

MARK W. LERNER, HEAD OF KASOWITZ’S EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AND LITIGATION GROUP, FOCUSES HIS PRACTICE ON LITIGATION AND ADVICE RELATING TO NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENTS, EMPLOYEE RAIDING AND LIFT-OUTS, DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT CLAIMS, THEFT OF COMPANY INFORMATION, EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DISPUTES, TERMINATIONS AND LAY-OFFS, AND WAGE AND HOUR ACTIONS.

MARK HAS MASTERED EMPLOYMENT STRUCTURES AND ISSUES ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING IN THE APPAREL, ENERGY, FINANCIAL SERVICES, HEDGE FUND, PRIVATE EQUITY, REAL ESTATE, DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT, PRINT AND TELEVISION MEDIA, AND PHILANTHROPY INDUSTRIES, AMONG OTHERS.

MARK REGULARLY CONDUCTS COMPREHENSIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS RELATING TO EMPLOYEE WRONGDOING. A FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR, MARK’S EXTENSIVE TRIAL EXPERIENCE AND THE THREAT IT IMPLIES ENABLE HIM OFTEN TO RESOLVE CASES EARLY FOR HIS CLIENTS.


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