Coronavirus in the Workplace and the Community: A Primer for North Carolina Local Governments

On-Demand
Live date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

This webinar is being offered free of charge - participants will just need to register so we can track attendance. This on-demand webinar's information is accurate as of recording on the afternoon of March 18th, but due to the rapidly changing situation, may not be accurate at the time of future viewing.

During the recording of this webinar, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act contains new provision on paid FMLA leave and paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons and supersedes some of what Diane Juffras says about paid leave in the webinar. Be sure to read the blog post to be up-to-date on your responsibilities in these areas: https://canons.sog.unc.edu/how-the-paid-sick-leave-provisions-of-the-families-first-coronavirus-response-act-affect-government-employers/


For more information and resources, please visit our Coronavirus | COVID-19 Microsite.

 

The new coronavirus is here and it looks like it will spread widely. What should local governments be doing? Join School of Government faculty members Jill Moore, Norma Houston and Diane Juffras for a two-hour live webinar designed to get you ready.

First, we’ll discuss the disease itself, the public health measures already underway, and those that may be coming. Who has to report cases and to which agencies? What is the difference between quarantine and isolation? What is the difference between a confirmed case, a person under investigation and a person who is being monitored? What measures may public health authorities take if the virus really does become widespread?

Then we'll take a look at the role of emergency management in this crisis. What authority do state and local emergency management have?

Finally, we’ll turn to the workplace. May an employer monitor the health of employees in the workplace? How should an employer treat an employee who becomes infected or one who has been quarantined? Will the Family and Medical Leave Act apply? What about the Americans with Disabilities Act? What will the Fair Labor Standards Act require of employers? And what if employees start refusing to come to work? Maybe they are scared or maybe schools are closed and they need to stay home with their children.

The webinar will finish with a live question-and-answer session. And you will get the opportunity to ask further questions. The answers will be shared with all participants.

 

This live webinar will provide 1.75 general credit hours with the NC State Bar (course number 68)

In order to claim CLE credit for this webinar, you will have register for the webinar individually and pay the State Bar directly to receive credit.

Electronic CLE Form

 

MATERIALS

Coronavirus in the Workplace - Slides (3 to a page)

Coronavirus in the Workplace - Slides (2 to a page)

COVID-19: Who Has What Emergency Authorities at the Local Level?

Preparing Local Government Workplaces for the New Coronavirus

COVID-19: Monitoring Employee Health at Work

EEOC Guidance on Pandemics in the Workplace

What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

Duration: 
2.50 hours
CLE Value:
General
1.75 hrs
Total
1.75 hrs

Faculty Coordinators

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Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Professor of Public Law and Government
individual image for Jill D. Moore
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
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Lecturer in Public Law and Government
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Professor of Public Law and Government
COVID-19 Webinar Slides - Handout
Diane M. Juffras, Jill D. Moore, Norma R. Houston
March, 2020
COVID-19 Webinar Slides
Diane M. Juffras, Jill D. Moore, Norma R. Houston
March, 2020
COVID-19: Who Has What Emergency Authorities at the Local Level?
Norma R. Houston
March, 2020
Preparing Local Government Workplaces for the New Coronavirus
Diane M. Juffras
March, 2020
COVID-19: Monitoring Employee Health at Work
Diane M. Juffras
March, 2020
EEOC Guidance on Pandemics in the Workplace
March, 2020
What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19
March, 2020
Blog Post: Paid Sick Leave under the Families First Act
Diane M. Juffras
March, 2020
For questions regarding course details, please contact the program manager.

Faculty Coordinator

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919.962.6841
Program Associate, Local and State Government Group
For questions regarding course content, please contact the faculty coordinator.

Faculty Coordinators

individual image for Diane M. Juffras
Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Professor of Public Law and Government
individual image for Jill D. Moore
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
individual image for Norma R. Houston
Lecturer in Public Law and Government
individual image for Christopher B. McLaughlin
Professor of Public Law and Government
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