You Are Excused: Force Majeure and the Workplace in the COVID-19 Era

$95.00

CLE credits earned: 1 GENERAL (or 1 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

The unprecedented events of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many employers to make tough decisions about hiring, layoffs, furloughs, and compensation. These decisions implicate written employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements that contain “force majeure” clauses. Does COVID-19 allow employers to invoke the force majeure clauses in their employment contracts to excuse their inability to perform their contractual obligations?

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Force majeure clauses
•   Interpretation and enforcement of force majeure clauses
•   How employers can incorporate the lessons learned from COVID-19 into their future employment contracts
•   What tools employers can use to mitigate the effects of further pandemics and unforeseeable events

Date / Time: July 28, 2020

•   3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 24 hours after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: April 21, 2020

Peter A. Steinmeyer, Esq. is a Member of the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice at Epstein Becker Green. Practicing in all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling clients on workplace discipline and discharge, policies and procedures, and accommodation issue. He co-leads the firm’s Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility strategic initiative and serves as the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Chicago office.


Amy Bharj, Esq. is a Senior Counsel in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Chicago office of Epstein Becker Green. She litigates employment disputes and advises clients on employment issues and internal policies, including terminations, separation agreements, employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, risk management, workforce reductions, litigation strategy, and governmental investigations.
 
 

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