Parker Hudson is a proud member of Meritas, a global alliance of leading independent law firms dedicated to helping clients access top-tier legal expertise from anywhere in the world. Meritas Week is an opportunity for member firms to learn and converse with network partners across the globe. It will feature a wide-array of sessions, allowing member participants to enjoy daily access to unique content relevant worldwide.

Paul Barsness will be presenting "Litigation and Labor & Employment in the Midst of a Pandemic" on October 22 from 11:00-12:00 EDT. He will cover the major impact COVID-19 has had on litigation and labor and employment law in particular. The presentation will also include a moderated roundtable discussion for member's to exchange ideas and discuss best practices. 

Topics will include:

  • Remote Litigation. Dealing with the “new normal” of closed courthouses, deadline extension and stays, and the art of remote hearings, depositions, and mediations.
  • Telework. Is telework here to stay, and how are employers grappling with novel compensability issues and employees who refuse to return to work?
  • Novel claims and lawsuits in 2020. Employers are facing a wave of lawsuits stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, and have to navigate an ever-evolving patchwork of state and federal regulations, and executive orders.

Meritas Week is available to all member firms at no cost. Please contact Meritas for registration details.