Date & Time
Thursday, October 15, 2020
9:00 am-10:30 am
   |   Virtual Roundtable
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Littler's Terri Solomon and in-house counsel from some of the nation's top retailers present a highly engaging and practical virtual roundtable discussion. This interactive forum will allow retail industry colleagues to share how their businesses are handling legal challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as new legislation and other emerging issues. Participants will explore issues they have faced and share ideas and strategies that have proven successful. Topics to be discussed include:

  • New York Paid Sick Leave Law
  • U.S. Department of Labor Independent Contractor proposed regulations
  • Political speech in workplace
  • Election day issues
  • Steps retailers are taking to comply with looming ban on “cashless stores”
  • Multitude of COVID-related issues including:
  1. How to treat associates who refuse to return to work due to associate health, family health and childcare issues
  2. Furloughs and the aftermath of furloughs
  3. Accommodations for associates whose children’s schools are closed
  4. Work from home issues, including ergonomic and safe work environment issues
  5. Testing and vaccines
  6. Are you anticipating a “second wave” and if so what steps are you taking to prepare?
  7. How are you managing mandatory 14 day quarantine orders for out of state customers?

While we have listed some topics suggested by our panel, if you have ideas for our discussion, please email them to Terri M. Solomon. As always, we invite you to share your specific insights and experiences during the program.

Designed for: In-house legal counsel and senior to mid-level executives in human resources, compliance, employee relations, and employee benefits within the retail industry.

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET


Additional Speakers

Ellen Cho
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel | The Children's Place
Peter Damiano
Vice President & Associate General Counsel | The J. Crew Group
Margo Eberlein
Vice President & Chief Counsel, Labor & Employment | Ascena Retail Group
Christina Feege
Vice President & Associate General Counsel | L'Oreal USA
Gina Fornario
Senior Director, Employment | Ross Stores
Michael Kreitman
Senior Counsel | Macy's
Jonas Lehmann-Karp
Vice President, Legal | Fast Retailing