Being a California Employer in the Times of a Pandemic – Rules, Requirements and Tips

The challenges of operating while COVID-19 continues to spread are many. We will tackle significant ones, focusing on practical responses.

Presenters: Jeffrey A. Dinkin, Esq.,  Shareholder, Chair of Employment Law Practice Group, Stradling Attorneys at Law and Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Sansum Clinic

View live: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET (available for on-demand viewing through December 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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Program Resources:

The challenges of operating while COVID-19 continues to spread are many. We will tackle significant ones, focusing on practical responses to:

--Dealing with employees who do not want to report to work.

--Preparing for the effects of remote learning on students.

--Implementing best practices for telework.

--Knowing what to do when an employee tests positive.

--Scheduling when employees should be tested.

Join us for a fast-paced discussion on this important information.

About the Presenters:

Speaking on this webcastJeffrey A. Dinkin, Esq., is chair of Stradling's Employment Law Practice Group. Jeff represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience spans both private- and public-sector labor relations, representing employers from startup companies developing personnel policies and employee handbooks to established companies expanding into California.

Jeff advocates a proactive approach, counseling employers to evaluate their employment practices to minimize liability exposure. His client-focused counsel is tailored to serve the long-term goals of each client.

Jeff has litigated labor, employment and discrimination cases, as well as wage and hour class actions, in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He has handled contractual and disciplinary matters in administrative proceedings before arbitrators and governmental agencies.

His clients include Costco, Exxon Mobil, Deckers Brands, AECOM (formerly URS Corp.), Endologix, Curvature LLC and Appfolio, CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc. and NuSil Technology LLC.

Jeff also has over 20 years of experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Prior to joining Stradling, Jeff was a partner at Sheppard Mullin.


Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer and joined Sansum Clinic in 1992. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ransohoff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine and a medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California. He was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine from 1989-1992, and Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor from 1988-1989.  Dr. Ransohoff was Chairman of our Internal Medicine Department from 1992-1994, and Assistant Medical Director from 1994-1997. He has been Medical Director since 1997, President since 1998, and CEO since 2002.

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This Event Eligible for Recertification CreditRecertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

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This webcast is sponsored by  Santa Barbara HRA and CalSHRM

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