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COVID-19: Labor and Employment Issues in Higher Education


Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

COVID-19 presents unique challenges to Higher Education institutions attempting to balance employee health and preserve operational capacity. Decisions affecting the entire workforce and campus community are being made with great urgency.

This webinar aims to guide Higher Education institutions in their efforts to respond to difficult employment-related issues of pandemic-driven office closures, remote work and potential furloughs. Our attorneys will address key employment questions that confront Higher Education Institutions during COVID-19 while maintaining compliance with:

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • The CARES Act
  • Employee Benefit Issues

David W. Eckhardt, Partner
Kate M. Leveque, Partner
Brian J. Zickefoose, Partner

Who Should Attend
General counsel and higher education industry leaders, in-house counsel, board members, senior administrators, deans, department chairs and faculty.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit and HR Certification Institute and Society for Human Resources Management recertification credit.

Comprehensive CARES Act and COVID-19 Gudiance
Husch Blackwell’s CARES Act resource team helps clients identify available assistance using industry-specific updates on changing agency rulemakings. Our COVID-19 response team provides clients with an online legal Toolkit to address challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak, including rapidly changing orders on a state-by-state basis. Contact these legal teams or your Husch Blackwell attorney to plan a way through and beyond the pandemic. 

Questions? Contact Emily Kenyon at 816.983.8776.