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Impact of COVID-19 on Existing Employment Laws

 

June 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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Impact of COVID-19 on Existing Employment Laws

COVID-19 has spawned new federal, state and local legislation and governmental orders, but it has also required agencies and employers to confront new questions and applications under long-standing employment laws.  This session will review some of the new challenges that COVID-19 has raised under laws such as the WARN Act, the FLSA, the FMLA, the ADA and the OSH Act.


Sarah O. Wang is a partner at Marr Jones & Wang, where she has practiced labor and employment law since April 1998.  She has considerable experience in both employment litigation and training employers to better manage their workforce.

Ms. Wang represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including federal and state court litigation of wrongful termination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, breach of contract and other employment claims; discrimination and harassment cases pending before administrative agencies; union arbitrations and airline System Boards of Adjustment; wage and hour audits and other administrative proceedings; and federal and state appellate cases.

Ms. Wang also devotes a substantial amount of her practice to providing training and advising employers and their supervisory employees in managing personnel issues and in complying with various employment laws. She helps employers develop and implement policies to effectively manage their workforce. Ms. Wang is a frequent speaker at labor and employment law seminars on topics such as discrimination and harassment, employee privacy, internal investigations, reasonable accommodation obligations, and wage and hour laws.

Ms. Wang graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a Notes Editor for the Virginia Law Review. Following law school, Ms. Wang was a law clerk to the late Honorable Charles E. Wiggins on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Wang returned to Hawaii in 1995 after her clerkship and began her career in private practice with Cades Schutte LLP, where she focused on commercial litigation, including employment law matters.

Ms. Wang is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts in Hawai`i, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and D.C. Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Wang has been selected for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and she has been listed in the Chambers USA directory, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, since 2004.

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