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L.E.A.R.N: COVID-19 Business Reopen and Recovery: Legal Issues Relevant to Reopening

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Name: L.E.A.R.N: COVID-19 Business Reopen and Recovery: Legal Issues Relevant to Reopening
Date: June 4, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Tompkins County, along with 9 other regions, are starting the 4 phases presented by Governor Andrew Cuomo to UnPause NY State. Over the next few months, organizations throughout the State will face differing schedules and parameters for resuming business operations. With strong commitments to community partnership and public impact, the Tompkins Chamber of Commerce is continuing it's L.E.A.R.N webinar series and shifting our focus to COVID-19 Business Reopen and Recovery

This webinar will focus on Legal Issues Relevant to Reopening During COVID-19. The webinar will be available via Zoom and hosted by Celia Bigoness, Associate Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School.
The webinar will summarize the strategies employers may employ as they begin to reopen their businesses during this pandemic. Specific issues to be covered include:
How to comply with employee privacy protocols while also maintaining a safe workplace
Strategies to avoid potential legal liability
Changing employees’ status and pay
Addressing employee concerns about returning to work
Visa options for immigrant employees
The webinar will also discuss the privacy concerns that may arise under both federal and state laws when employers attempt to screen employees for COVID-related health issues, and will provide practical tips for what questions employers can (and cannot) ask their employees. Please email any questions you may have for our presenters in advance to

Visit the Chamber's COVID-19 Business Resources page where you will find up to date information and tools to help you, your business/organization, and your employees.


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After registering via the Zoom link, you will receive an additional confirmation email containing the Meeting ID and Password to join the meeting.
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, June 4, 2020
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EST
Contact Information:
Please contact David Walton with any registration questions

Registration is required and a fee is suggested.  

If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the Tompkins Chamber Foundation to support our work and our members during this difficult time. Recognizing the importance of the Chamber’s events, programming, and information sharing to our 700+ members, we have created a fund to support those members struggling most from the impacts of the Coronavirus. Donate to the Chamber Member Support fundraising campaign through the Tompkins Chamber Foundation.

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