For many of us, COVID-19 has put the world into overdrive. The rapid changes mean that staying up to date on the latest policies and practices can be extremely difficult. At First Legal, our goal is to support you while you navigate this crisis. As the legal industry moves to remote working, we are doing everything in our power to empower our clients and court reporters with one-on-one training on remote depositions and telephonic solutions.

To help you find creative and practical solutions to the problems caused by coronavirus, we’ve put together a list of upcoming webinars from industry experts.

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Global Privacy: Navigating Unprecedented Change - April 23rd, 10:00 am PT – Legility.com

In the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, will public health imperatives change best practices for handling PII/PHI in a world of targeted and aggressive data breaches?

Global companies have been intently focused on complying with the broad data privacy mandates of the GDPR and preparing for stricter compliance regulations in the United States as the effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act looms.

Now, in the face of a global pandemic, how could public health imperatives change our thinking about data sharing and data privacy? Can companies harness the power of data and analytics to safeguard their employees and business operations without running afoul of data privacy regulations? What, if any, exceptions exist under the GDPR and U.S. based laws implicating privacy concerns for public safety?

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Critical Return to Work Issues in COVID-19 Times - April 24th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT - Paynefears.com

As many employers have one month of shelter in place behind them, they are now planning for the future. Please join us for a complimentary webinar focused on key issues facing employers as they prepare for the summer months and beyond. Topics will include:

  • Phased return to work, managing employee headcount and recalling furloughed employees
  • Recruiting and hiring new employees
  • Employer-provided testing for COVID-19, symptoms, and antibodies
  • Social distancing, sanitation and safety modifications, including physical, operational, and mindset
  • Risk mitigation with best practices in managing leaves of absence, requests for continued remote work, and other accommodations
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Stay at Home Orders in the Wake of COVID-19 – April 28th, 1:00 pm EDT - AmericanBar.org

Many governmental entities have issued Stay at Home Orders to decrease the spread of the coronavirus. However, these orders can lead to confusion for the general public and enforcement agencies if they are vague, lack clear definitions and because they cannot anticipate every scenario. 

This program will provide practical tips and useful examples to assist you as you help your clients navigate these new uncharted waters. Join us and learn:

  • How to determine and define essential employees and essential functions.
  • The required documentation allowing movement under stay at home orders and how government entities should issue them.
  • When and if governmental entities can enforce stay at home orders.
  • How to handle inconsistencies between local/state/federal orders and best practices for ensuring consistent messaging.
  • How government entities can return to normal operations.
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Legal Ethics: Meeting Professional Obligations in the Midst of and in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic - April 28th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT - Ulmer.com

If the aftermath from the 2008 recession was any indication, client grievances and malpractice claims may likely increase after the COVID-19 economic slump. As those who provide and use legal services continue to navigate their new normal in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep professional obligations top of mind in order to prevent future dilemmas.

Join Ulmer attorney Alvin Mathews for a complimentary webinar as he discusses how to meet professional obligations in the midst of and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alvin will review competence, diligence and communication requirements; discuss how conflicts of interest and maintaining client confidentiality are affected by attorneys working remotely; share reminders on the importance of financial documentation; and cover how novel work environments might lead to law firm marketing, advertising, and social media mishaps.

This program will provide practical tips and useful examples to assist you as you help your clients navigate these new uncharted waters. Join us and learn:

  • How to determine and define essential employees and essential functions.
  • The required documentation allowing movement under stay at home orders and how government entities should issue them.
  • When and if governmental entities can enforce stay at home orders.
  • How to handle inconsistencies between local/state/federal orders and best practices for ensuring consistent messaging.
  • How government entities can return to normal operations.
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Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Workplace: Just Getting Started When It’s Over - April 29th, 1:00 pm EDT - HortonPLLC.com

For many Americans, especially in hotspots like New York, the novel coronavirus has completely changed their daily routines. Most of the country is virtually shut down. And it’s perhaps optimistic to start talking about “re-opening.” But that will happen, in some form, at some point. And it’s not too early for businesses to start preparing for what that looks like. Because it almost certainly will be more involved than just unlocking the doors and flipping a switch.

We can’t offer all the answers about what employers will need to do, but we can help identify the likely questions. We have some ideas about how the application of existing employment laws will inform this process. And it’s quite likely there will be many new requirements on employers. Businesses who wait until they know exactly what those are might struggle to respond to them. Business owners, Human Resources professionals, in-house attorneys, health and safety managers, and office/plant managers will benefit from this webinar.

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