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Creating A Coronavirus Response Plan: A How-To Guide for Employers

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Produced on March 13, 2020

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Course Description

This program will cover the origins and basics of the spreading of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as the practical implications for the workplace. Specifically, the program will include a discussion of best practices for employers, how to limit risk, and how to react if or when there is an outbreak in your region. We will focus on frequently asked questions by employers across industries.

Presented by Susan Gross Sholinsky and Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper of Epstein Becker Green, this program will benefit employers, managers, and anyone who wants a better understanding and perspective on the Coronavirus.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the origins of COVID-19, and how it spreads
  2. Discuss implications for the American workforce and how it can affect businesses
  3. Identify steps employers can take to keep employees and the workplace safe, as well as best practices to limit exposure
  4. Consider employee pay under various scenarios (e.g. public health emergency declared, leave of absence, illness, self-quarantine)
  5. Answer frequently asked questions applicable to workforces across industries 


Credit Information

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Faculty

Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper

Epstein Becker & Green

NANCY GUNZENHAUSER POPPER is an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.

Ms. Popper:

  • Counsels clients on compliance with EEO laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, worker classification issues, and other federal, state, and local statutes governing the workplace
  • Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions
  • Prepares employment, consulting, and separation agreements
  • Audits employers’ employment policies, procedures, and handbooks to ensure compliance with applicable laws and best practices
  • Conducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel
  • Assists in defending clients in labor and employment-related litigation in a broad array of matters, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour disputes

Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Popper worked as an intern in the Law Department of the Kings County Supreme Court; the Employment Law Department of one the world's largest professional services, risk management, and insurance brokerage firms; and the Social Security Administration, among other positions.

While at law school, Ms. Popper received the CALI "Excellence for the Future Award" in Privacy in the Workplace.


Education
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2013)
    • cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University (B.A., 2010)
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Bar Admissions
  • New York


Susan Gross Sholinsky

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of Epstein Becker Green in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims.

Ms. Sholinsky:

  • Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions
  • Develops and audits employers' policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law and best practices
  • Counsels employers with respect to the avoidance of employment-related disputes, employee discipline, leaves of absence, accommodation requests, and termination of employment (including voluntary and involuntary reductions in force) Prepares employment, consulting, separation, and non-compete agreementsConducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel in a variety of industries
  • Performs company-wide audits pertaining to various wage and hour issues, such as appropriate classification of employees as "exempt" or "non-exempt" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-hour laws
  • Counsels multinational companies on the unique labor and employment law issues they face
  • Promotes compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace
  • Represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, and employment contract cases

In 2019, Ms. Sholinsky was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Workplace and Employment Counseling. 

Ms. Sholinsky serves on the adjunct faculty of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches courses concerning human resources and the law. She also frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics and authors numerous publications on employment law issues. Ms. Sholinsky is Vice Chair of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee and Vice Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Professional Development Committee. She is also a member of the firm's Finance Committee and the Executive Committee of the firm's Women's Initiative. Ms. Sholinsky is also comanager and lefty second baseman on the firm's softball team, the EBG Bees.



Reviews

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Kristin L.

I watched this course live on 3/13/2020, but it doesn't show in my account. I assume this is because the course had not yet been approved for MN CLE credit.

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Diane M.

Very interesting and informative

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PETER W.

very helpful! thank you!!

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Sandra H.

The course was excellent for the date it was presented. Everything has changed so much in 3 weeks that it is a little outdated right now.

JD
Jeff D.

Thank you!!!

KW
Kenneth W.

The two presenters did a great job.

VT
Virginia T.

Interesting. Thanks.

MG
Matthew G.

good/very relevant information!

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Rebecca P.

Good program. Very helpful. Thank you.

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Allen F.

Extremely time specific, and likely mostly outdated.

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Michael L.

Thank you

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Adam M.

Written materials were excellent. With the rapidly changing rules, this course will need updating

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jeffrey s.

This is a vital, well-conceived and delivered course that, given the current crisis, should be updated even though it is only a couple of weeks old. Thank you and stay safe.

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alexis s.

We have moved on from the circumstances in this program in NY. But it's good for lethal info about pandemics

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Rich O.

Thank you!

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Ingrid S.

Really interesting and certainly timely. Also very knowledgeable duo!

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Frances K.

Lots of useful timely content from well-informed and personable speakers.

KV
Karin V.

A well put together presentation in a rapidly changing environment.

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Christine O.

What a terrific program! Thank you so much for making it available.

SB
Susan M. B.

Very informative. Some of the suggestions may also be useful when work forces return to work

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Jessica E.

The information on this topic is rapidly changing from day to day but the basis of their information is terrific. Thanks for providing this very timely presentation.

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carolyn w.

Very timely and useful information. Much appreciated.

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Nicholas O.

great job by speakers, very informative

JB
James B.

Fine.

JB
Julie A. B.

This timely, informative presentation offers useful practice tips.

DW
Denise W.

good course for current situation

ME
Melissa E.

Excellent!

JF
James F.

This could use a few cites to standard labor law in addition to the specific focus on the Coronavirus.

JS
Jennifer S.

Great speakers!

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David S.

THANK YOU !

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cindy m.

Thank you!

BD
Bruce D.

Excellent, professional presentation about a timely and urgent concern.

MT
Melissa T.

really great lecturers

SA
Sheila A.

Excellent content, great speakers

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Alistair A.

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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Marlon S.

Some of the info was of course, out of touch with ongoing news/advice... but all in all...informative!

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Gary P.

Very timely.

PA
Paul A.

Really well done - thanks!

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James M D.

Solid presentation of a very current issue in our world that is impacting the legal community in a huge way.

JK
Jason K.

Thank you. Great job with the very sketchy limited information available. It appears that events have overtaken this course so I look forward to your update. Stay safe.

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Nina S.

Thank you

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Reese S.

Very timely information!

JN
Jamie N.

Valuable Valuable materials and info.

SB
Steven B.

Excellent presenters and very informative.

MH
michael h.

The wide range of information from medical to legal was very helpful.

RS
Reid S.

both presenters were excellent

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Adriana M.

I'm not a lawyer but work in management and this was very informative and helpful!

JT
Julie T.

Thank you. This was well done.

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Anne R.

Excellent, timely, and interesting.

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Amy R.

great program

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glen h.

very good

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Riley H.

Great presentation!

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John S.

Such a timely course offering! Thanks so much.

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Ed S.

thanks for putting this together so quickly!

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Brian H.

Very timely and informative.

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Jay G.

Thanks for doing this so quickly.

JF
Jill F.

Very Practical

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Bradley M.

Very insightful for the time it was released.

MR
Martha R.

Great program and speakers.

MG
Martin G.

Great Information and discussion!

CM
Cacilia M.

Both presenters were fantastic.

LJ
Lisa J.

Very timely

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Joseph M.

Thank you for a current topic presentation

LM
Louis M.

Definitely well done

JW
Joel W.

Very timely program

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Jeffrey S.

Nicely done.

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Dennis R.

Interesting discussion. Thanks.

DM
David M.

Thank you for this timely presentation. Look forward to others on this changing topic.

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suzanne l.

Very timely information. Thank you to the presenters.

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Cassandra D.

I hope they continue programs relating to corona virus as the news changes.

HA
Hillary A.

Thanks for doing this so quickly

ML
Michael L.

Excellent, extremely timely program. Presenters were very knowledgeable and engaging

RL
Robert L.

A lot of it was common sense.

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D. Benjamin B.

Timely

JN
J N.

fantastic - very timely and helpful

NK
Nancy K.

put together very quickly and timely !

GS
Grace S.

Much needed CLE during this time of COVID-19 crisis; would appreciate a follow-up CLE on this topic at a later date

JB
Joseph B.

I highly recommend this.

PL
Perry L.

Very timely and informative

CM
Claude M.

Very useful at this special moment in time!

RK
Robert K.

Great content within a short timeframe for prep.

VC
Veronica C.

timely and informative

MD
Mark D.

Thank you.

MJ
Michael J.

Both speakers were very energetic and very well informed in their handling of a novel and evolving subject.

MV
Mark V.

VERY TIMELY

MB
Marsha S. B.

Faculty was excellent and responding to listener questions quite helpful.

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Frank B.

Very timely and great information.

MC
Mia C.

Timely topic was much appreciated!

AD
Adiya D.

This program was fantastic and the presenters did an amazing job managing a really complicated, dynamic subject. I'm really impressed.

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Roy F.

timely and thanks

GK
Gerard K.

Excellent presentation and good format - timely, relevant and focused.

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Amy D.

Very informative. Thank you!

KW
Kristen W.

Very informational!

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Jeremy M.

Thank you!

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Jennifer W.

Great course. Thank you for answering many FAQs.

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Bruce D. A.

Important information for todays situation

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Michael L.

Very informative.

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Michelle P.

Really helpful, informative webinar. Thank you!

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Francis X. H.

excellent program

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Sheena M.

Thank you so much for getting a CLE on this subject prepared and presented so quickly!

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Vivian P.

Thank you. Excellent and timely

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Ria A.

Very engaging speakers, as well as very knowledgeable.

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Charles M.

Timely subject matter

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Beverly R.

Great and timely discussion!

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