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Webinar: COVID-19: Legal Implications for Employers During and After the Pandemic

1 Hour MCLE. You must register in advance to participate.

Anticipated topics include:

  • Can an employer require employees to get tested?
  • Is COVID-19 a serious health condition under the FMLA and, if not, what are employers’ obligations to reasonably accommodate under the FEHA?
  • Can an employer force a sick employee to stay home?
  • Do employers have to pay an employee who stays home and what are employers’ obligations regarding sick leave and/or paid time off?
  • What are an employer’s obligations with regard to employees whose children’s schools are closed due to the outbreak and/or who are home caring for family members who either have the virus or are in at-risk populations?
  • What is the government doing to assist employers and employees?
  • What are the potential economic outcomes if the pandemic continues and what arechallenges employers may face if they need to conduct layoffs, etc.?

Speakers


Dan Coyle

Dan works on a daily basis to assist national and regional employers in navigating the complex and consistently changing employment laws of California.

Described by clients as efficient, detail-oriented and accessible, Dan uses his over thirty years of employment law experience to strategize with clients to determine the best approach for cost-effectively responding to their employment law needs.

Dan has successfully defended individual and class action employment claims in state and federal court and private arbitrations. He has significant experience in defending employers against discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims, including class actions ranging from 50 to 1,500 class members. Dan has defeated class certification motions of national and state classes. He also represents public employers in employee discipline and post-termination due process hearings.

Dan has an excellent record in counseling clients through difficult employment issues and employee problems without claims or litigation. Such matters include:

  • Planning and implementing a large-scale reduction in force;
  • Obtaining workplace violence restraining orders in response to employee threats and stalking;
  • Negotiating executive severance agreements;
  • Responding to problem employee behaviors or performance;
  • Assisting clients in investigating employee theft and embezzlement, recovering losses and, where appropriate, involving law enforcement for prosecution.

Dan also works with employers to prepare and implement employee handbooks and policies, draft contracts, and confidentiality and severance agreements.


Shaye Schrick

Employers look to Shaye Schrick for guidance in complying with state and federal employment laws, creation of personnel policies, preparation of employment/independent contractor and severance agreements, and strategic representation in lawsuits filed by current and former employees.

Shaye understands the needs of her clients and the impact civil litigation has on a business’s operations. Working closely with employers, Shaye crafts both short and long-term litigation strategies that efficiently optimize success while minimizing the temporal and financial impact on business.

Shaye has successfully prevailed in arbitration, trial, and countless dispositive motions and appeals in cases involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, failure to reasonably accommodate/engage in the interactive process, wage and hour violations, breach of contract and wrongful termination in violation of public policy, among other employment-related claims. Additionally, Shaye has extensive experience defending employment class actions and representative lawsuits in both federal and state courts.

Having received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California at Davis, Shaye has a strong dedication to the Sacramento region. She provides training to employers and human resources professionals throughout the region, and has taught law courses at both the University of California at Davis and the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.Shaye is also involved in numerous legal and nonprofit organizations in the area, and previously spent a school year teaching English to school children in Spain.  Each year since 2012, Super Lawyers has recognized Shaye as a Northern California Rising Star.  When Shaye is not working, she and her husband enjoy practicing the Spanish language and traveling.

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