Thursday, August 18, 2011

Teleconference - Employment Issues When Disaster Strikes


In the last ten years, emergencies ranging from horrific terrorist attacks to devastating natural disasters have significantly impacted the workplace. What are the employer’s legal responsibilities and liabilities in a disaster? What responsibility does the employer have to employees after the emergency? Continuing pay? Help to the employee and their families? When employees are represented by a Union, what is the employer’s obligation to bargain with the Union representing its employees?

On September 19, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT, this teleconference, sponored by the TIPS Employment Law Committee, will provide an experts’ view of the myriad of employment issues that occur when disaster strikes, including the questions listed above and more, all of which are critical to the workplace when disaster strikes.  Moderated by Marlene Heyser, Workplace Law Strategies, the expert panel includes Kay Hodge, Partner, Stoneman Chandler & Miller LLP; Sandra R. McCandless, a past TIPS Chair and Partner, SNR Denton US LLP; Horace Thompson, Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission (invited).

This teleconference is part of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's series of podcasts, teleconferences, and live programs dedicated to Disaster Preparedness and Response. Co-Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, it addresses issues arising out of disasters caused by foreign and domestic acts of terrorism, by negligent acts, by natural events and by threats to our cyber-security and will confront the issues of preparedness, risk management, recovery and response, liability, insurance, claims and litigation. For more information regarding the TIPS Initiative on Disaster Preparedness & Response, click here.

To register for this teleconference, click here.  Save 20% and register for the complete TIPS September Teleconference Series by clicking here.  For the complete list of teleconferences, click here.

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