Date: October 2, 2020 Time: 10:00am-11:30am Subject: COVID Crossover Issues
This session will cover the interaction and collision of how COVID crosses over into both the workers’ compensation realm and the employment liability realm. Topics such as employee management, reasonable accommodation, FMLA/CFRA, unemployment, and absence management will be discussed.Presented by: Michael W. Sullivan and Eric De Wames; Michael Sullivan & Associates
Speakers: Michael W. Sullivan and Eric De Wames; Michael Sullivan & Associates
Mr. Sullivan formed Michael Sullivan & Associates in 1996 as an aggressive workers’ compensation defense firm. It has grown rapidly throughout the entire state of California. Mr. Sullivan is a bar-certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.
In 2011, Mr. Sullivan, as lead author, published “Sullivan on Comp,” a 12-volume comprehensive, objective treatise on California workers’ compensation law. It is read by the legal, insurance and medical communities, as well as by employers keen to stay abreast of the law. The dynamic book series is updated monthly. Mr. Sullivan regularly conducts seminars and webinars, and co-authors white papers on significant topics in workers’ comp law. Recent publications include “An Analysis of the New Regulations Regarding Disputes Over Medical-Legal Expense and Medical Treatment,” and “Special Report: SB 863 Two Years Later.” He also speaks regularly at professional conferences including the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation, the Association of Insurance Professionals and the Public Agency Risk Managers Association.
Mr. De Wames, Managing Partner, is responsible for the firm’s employment law practice. Before his promotion, he was Of Counsel, managing the firm’s employment law section in Southern California. He represents businesses in a wide range of employment and labor law matters, including wage-and-hour issues, and cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and class actions. He is an expert in devising creative and effective strategies for investigating, litigating and negotiating settlements. He counsels business owners, managers and HR professionals on federal and state labor regulations, and is an experienced advocate before the EEOC, DLSE and other governmental agencies. Mr. De Wames has particular expertise advising the restaurant and retail industries, and has served as counsel for small startups to Fortune 500 companies