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2020 Vision: Preparing for a Crystal Clear Year


March 25, 2020 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST
2020 Vision: Preparing for a Crystal Clear Year

UNF University Center, Board of Trustees Room
12000 Alumni Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States


CLE Credit: Pending
HRCI Credit: Pending
SHRM Credit: Pending

Join attorneys at Jackson Lewis P.C. for a complimentary breakfast seminar exploring the latest issues in workplace law.


Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Program: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.


The Coronavirus: What Employers Should Be Doing to Prepare for Emergencies

Employers are struggling to determine how to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, which, while originating in China, has swiftly turned into a perceived international crisis. The coronavirus poses particular concerns for employers for several reasons, including the need to protect employees who may be at risk and the need to address employee concerns. This session will address wage and hour concerns, health and safety obligations, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absences, employee communications, and limitations on what employers can do when emergencies arise.

Animals in the Workplace: What You Need to Know 

Many employers are now confronting difficult ADA issues relating to animals in the workplace. This session will give you the information you need to know what animals qualify as service animals and how an employer can determine if an animal is a service animal. This session will also address reasonable accommodations and the ADA’s interactive process, with a focus on unique questions such as whether you must provide food, a relief area, someone to walk a service animal, or breaks for walking. You will learn best practices for responding to an employee’s request to bring a service or emotional support animal to work, and potential conflicts with other employees who are allergic to or afraid of dogs.

Lessons from Litigation: Keeping Your Employment Decisions from the Jury 

No employer likes the idea of facing a jury in a discrimination or retaliation lawsuit filed by current or former employees. There are steps employers can take to reduce the likelihood of their employment decisions facing scrutiny by a jury. This session will review tips and best practices that have the greatest impact on avoiding litigation or ending it before the case reaches the jury. Through discussion of hypothetical cases and audience participation, this session will examine common mistakes to avoid along with proactive steps employers can implement to keep their employment decisions out of court.

Ask Your Lawyer: Jackson Lewis Lawyers Answer Your Toughest Labor and Employment Questions

Jackson Lewis wants to spread the love - and knowledge - by answering the labor and employment questions you want answered. This open question-and-answer session puts you in charge. What labor and employment challenges does your organization face? How can you prepare for changes and respond to trends in the workplace? Attendees will have a chance to hear from our Jacksonville attorneys on your questions. Please bring your questions to the event or email them ahead of time.