Meeting Date: May 11, 2021
Event Location: ZOOM
- 8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome & PARMA Business
- 9:00-10:30 AM Title: Managing COVID-19 Quarantines, Vaccinations and Related Workplace Issues
Speaker Name: Karen L. Gabler
The COVID-19 pandemic launched a myriad of state and federal laws regarding workplace quarantine, employee benefits and related leaves of absence, among other workplace issues posing significant burdens and questions for employers. In this informative program, employment attorney Karen Gabler will discuss employee absences and benefits related to COVID-19, workplace protocols, vaccination policies and 2021 legislative updates on COVID-19. Topics will include mandatory COVID-19 notices, testing requirements and prohibitions, legal options and best practices with regard to vaccinations, COVID-19 quarantines and leaves of absence, mandatory and optional COVID-19 benefits, allowing or requiring employees to return to work, handling employee refusals to return to work, the status of COVID-19 sick leave under state and federal law, and COVID-19 legislative updates.
- 10:30-10:45 AM Break and Networking
- 10:45 AM-12:00 PM Title: CYBER GOING UP: Network Security & Information Privacy Insurance Trends and State of the Market
Speaker Name: Kate McDonnell & Max Snell
Cybersecurity continues to top the list of worrisome things for organizational leaders in both the public and private sector. This discussion will review current trends in Security & Privacy (Cyber) claims, risk exposures, and underwriting efforts. We will review what comprises a hard market cycle, how COVID has played a role, and why this is causing the landscape for “cyber” underwriting and pricing to change dramatically. Specific sources of “cyber” claims will be discussed along with how policyholders can implement their own risk control strategies to mitigate the impact of claims within their own public agency.
Karen L. Gabler, Esq. – Is an employment law attorney with LightGabler, an employment law firm with attorneys in Camarillo and San Luis Obispo. For almost 30 years, Karen has represented employers and managers in businesses of all sizes and industries in virtually all aspects of employment law. She collaborates with her clients in developing proactive strategies to enhance workplace productivity and avoid employment disputes, and defends employers and management against employee claims. Karen has been named as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine for the past ten years. She has been named one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” and the “Who’s Who in Professional Services” by the Pacific Coast Business Times, and has been recognized as the “Top Attorney in Client Service” and one of the “Most Trusted Advisors” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Karen has taught employment law courses at the Pepperdine School of Law, and is a sought-after speaker on employment law topics for numerous professional, civic and business organizations.
Kate McDonell – Assistant Vice President, Chivaroli & Associates. Kate has 12 years of experience in the insurance industry working with complex clients that include governmental entities, district-owned hospitals, public agencies and not-for-profit health systems. Kate is responsible for the design and implementation of customized insurance programs and risk treatment solutions while providing day-to-day service and strategic guidance to her clients and support personnel.
Max Snell – Assistant Account Manager, Chivaroli & Associates. Max has 6 years of insurance experience, offering a technical level of expertise to clients that include coverage contract review, insurance certificate support, data tracking and overall program administration. Max serves as a client liaison supporting customers as an extension of their Risk Management Department. He maintains close associations with insurer claim staff and underwriting product experts to ensure that he is delivering the most innovative solutions to clients.