2020 Employment Law Update
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11:30am - 1:00pm
The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed the most rapid release of regulatory changes employers have faced in a single year. Executive and public health orders and changes in state and federal employment law often create more questions than answers.
Join the Northwest Workforce team and employment law specialists Michael Santo (Bechtel, Santo & Severn) and Tina Harkness (Mountain States Employers Council) to learn about ever-unfolding legislative and policy changes businesses need to know.
- COVID-related legislation
- Equal Pay Act
- Paid time off
- State and federal employment law updates
- Legal actions
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Partner @ Betchel, Santo, & Severn
Michael Santo began practicing law in his home state of Michigan in 1992 after receiving his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the University of Detroit. After graduating from law school, he fulfilled a life long dream of moving to Colorado when he accepted a position with Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn and later cofounded with Betty Bechtel the firm of Bechtel & Santo, which became Bechtel Santo & Severn in 2018. Since 1994, Michael has focused his practice on defending companies in employment litigation, including race, sex, age, national origin, religious, and disability discrimination lawsuits; wrongful discharge; and wage and hour matters. In addition, he regularly represents employers in prosecuting and defending claims of trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and employee raiding.
Tina Harkness, Esq., SPHR
Director, Northern Regional Office @ Employers Council
Tina joined the Employers Council as a staff attorney in the Employment Law Services Department in 1998. She became the Information Resource Manager, in charge of EC’s legal publications, in 2005. Along with her work in publications, she is a frequent speaker and facilitates training of human resource professionals, managers, supervisors, and employees in legal issues in managing employees, harassment prevention, civil rights, managing employee medical issues, diversity, and other subjects. She specializes in legal counseling and represents management in a wide variety of legal matters. She is also the chair of EC’s High Country and Western Slope Committee. Tina’s favorite part of working at EC is assisting members by answering their questions and brainstorming solutions to their workplace problems.