Join our webinar with experienced employment lawyers who will address concerns of Employees and Employers in this era of COVID-19.

In this program, our panel of two experienced employment lawyers will address several key concerns of both Employees and Employers in the era of COVID-19 -- Chuck Forgang from the Employee's perspective, and Nancy Schess from the Employer's perspective. Perhaps you are an Executive, and you’re suddenly facing a layoff, termination or furlough, or on the positive side, you’re about to be given a potential new employment offer, employment agreement or consulting agreement. Perhaps, you are an owner, officer, business or people manager looking to protect your Company in these or the myriad of other situations that arise and will continue to arise in the new workplace. And from both perspectives, what about concerns regarding the reopening of your office? This timely program provides an introduction to a number of employment law issues so that you can hopefully be better prepared if or when you find yourself facing them. Of course, there is no "one size fits all" answer, and thus this program will not constitute legal advice for any particular participant. While everyone should consult their own legal counsel for advice as to their own circumstances, this program will begin to address some of these more pressing issues.

Charles S. Forgang, Esq., W'78, Columbia Law '81 – Law Offices of Charles S. Forgang
Charles (Chuck) Forgang regularly advises executives, consultants and professionals with respect to their Employment Agreements, Offer Letters, Severance (Termination) Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Wrongful Discharge, Discrimination and other employment-related matters. A Charter Member of The Penn Club of New York, Chuck serves on the Board of Governors of The Wharton Club of New York, the alumni organization for some 30,000 of Wharton’s 90,000 worldwide graduates, and where, for nearly a decade, he led Career Development. Chuck was also selected as the “Employment Law for Employees” member of the New York Chapter of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms and is a member of the New York Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Prior to founding his own law firm in midtown Manhattan 15 years ago, Chuck was a partner in the New York office of the national law firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., having previously been associated with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Chuck is often called upon as a guest speaker for a number of prominent professional organizations, universities, and alumni associations.

Nancy B. Schess, Esq. – Klein Zelman Rothermel Jacobs & Schess LLP
Nancy Schess is a Member of Klein Zelman Rothermel Jacobs & Schess LLP. KZRJS is a boutique firm representing employers in the areas of labor, employment and benefits law for more than 30 years. For her entire career, Nancy has represented businesses, both locally and nationally, in diverse industries including professional services, banking/finance, hospitality, entertainment and manufacturing in all facets of labor and employment law. Her focus is compliance and she works closely with business owners and managers to develop and implement preventive personnel policies and strategies to foster a litigation free workplace. Nancy also develops and delivers customized training programs on compliance issues concerning the workplace. In current times, Nancy is working with her clients to assess how to operate safely, efficiently with keen attention to mitigating risk in the midst of a pandemic.

Monday, June 1, 2020
12:00 PM

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