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Surgent's Navigating Employee/Employer Conflicts in Times of Economic Distress (RUBY)

  • 07/29/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • RUBY-2020-01-WEBNR-211-01



The COVID-19 public health emergency drastically changed the employee/employer relationship. Many employers quickly transitioned to a fully remote workplace. Other employers were faced with the difficult decision to furlough or lay off employees due to a decline in business. Recent COVID-19 legislation provides expanded protections to employees, including emergency sick leave, expanded family and medical leave, and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Employers are faced with difficult challenges: must they rehire employees discharged due to COVID-19? What steps should an employer take to make the workplace safe for employees? Are employees obligated to return to work if they are receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance? This course will provide you with the knowledge and information you need to know during this time of economic distress.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of recent legislation on the employee/employer relationship
  • Understand best practices to maintain a safe workplace
Topics Discussed:
    • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, emergency paid sick leave, and expanded family and medical leave
    • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
    • Discharging and rehiring employees
    • Measures employers can take to provide a safe workplace

      Designed for: Any tax practitioner advising individual or business clients


      Instructor: Bob Lickwar, CPA 

      CPE Credits: 1

      Area of Study: Business Law (Technical) (0.50), Taxes (Technical) (0.50)

      Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of individual income taxation

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