Effectively Navigating the Pandemic: Managing Your Workforce and Avoiding Disputes

Event date:
Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:30am - 10am

This event occurs in the America/Los Angeles time zone.


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The pandemic’s first wave forced many companies to make employment decisions quickly and amid new and rapidly evolving laws, regulations, and guidance. As the pandemic wears on, companies face new challenges in reopening, resuming work, and making operational decisions, even as these frameworks continue to rapidly change. Among other challenges, depressed economic conditions may necessitate reductions in force, and workers are anxious about their safety and job security. Complicating matters, some workers may be at increased risk for infection, have tested positive for or been exposed to the virus, need to care for someone who has fallen ill, or have to juggle the demands of childcare in the face of school and care provider closures, creating new demands for leave. These challenges have created a perfect storm for government agencies to test new avenues for regulatory enforcement and for plaintiffs’ attorneys to second guess business’ decisions under both well-tested and novel theories of liability. 

Now more than ever, companies must make strategic decisions to effectively navigate the pandemic to ensure compliance, avoid employment disputes, and support their employees. Employment lawyers Nate Bailey and Scott Prange of Fisher & Phillips Seattle will provide strategies for practical risk mitigation and to tackle common questions that may arise.


Presented by Scott Prange and Nate Bailey, Fisher Phillips


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Thursday, October 15, 2020

8:30-10:00 a.m. – A virtual event


SHRM Members: $20

Non-SHRM Members: $25

Students: $15


About our presenters:

Scott Prange advises a diverse range of companies during all stages of litigation.. Prange earned his J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (2013), his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland Global Campus (2001) and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Central Florida (2000). 

With more than 10 years of experience, Nate represents employers of all sizes in a wide range of employment matters. Bailey received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law (2008) and his B.S. from the University of Washington (2003). 

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