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Upcoming Webinar: Navigating the Return to Work for Schools

When: August 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Where: Online

  A Review of Bargaining Obligations, Reasonable Accommodation Requirements, and Leave Options for Employees   Please join our Education Law Group for this webinar that will focus on a review of bargaining obligations, a review[...]

When:
August 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
2020-08-05T09:30:00-04:00
2020-08-05T11:00:00-04:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free

 

A Review of Bargaining Obligations, Reasonable Accommodation Requirements, and Leave Options for Employees

 

Please join our Education Law Group for this webinar that will focus on a review of bargaining obligations, a review of reasonable accommodation issues, and a discussion of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other leave options for employees. Given the recently issued initial guidance from DESE regarding returning to school for the fall (which can be found here – http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/return-to-school/guidance.docx) and the plan for more guidance to be issued as the summer progresses, our goal is to provide an overview of potential issues and strategies for navigating these unchartered circumstances. Time will be included to answer questions. Participants are also encouraged to submit questions in advance of the presentation.

 

Thank you,

 

Andy Waugh

Kevin Bresnahan
Mike Maccaro
Sarah Spatafore
Felicia Vasudevan
Paul King
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