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When: Thursday, March 12, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Presenter: April Szabo, Esq.
Contact: PIHRA Programs Dept

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Communication is Key

presented by April Szabo


COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) has taken center stage in the news worldwide and has significant implications for California employers. HR professionals must balance a complex combination of employee safety and privacy rights and disability and leave of absence laws, among other things. What measures are you taking to manage the situation in your organization?

Let us guide your next steps! Join April Szabo, attorney with Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, to understand your options and obligations as an employer. This webinar will discuss the current situation; worker and workplace protections; employee communications; appropriate policies and what your organization should focus on now to prepare for the future.


  1. Attendees will receive an overview of the current risk and recommendations from government agencies, including workplace and travel protocols.
  2. Attendees will learn about the state and federal laws that potentially apply, including workers’ compensation and OSHA.
  3. Attendees will receive information about recommended policies, procedures and communications for employers.




April Szabo, Esq., Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

April Szabo focuses her practice on employment matters, with an emphasis on practical, cost-effective client counseling and litigation. She specializes in providing clients with Human Resources guidance, including wage/hour counseling, conducting workplace investigations, and drafting employer documents, including handbooks and training materials. Her background also includes many years of litigation, with an emphasis on wage/hour matters, particularly classification issues
concerning independent contractors.

Prior to completing law school, Ms. Szabo worked as an Employee Relations Consultant for a national bank, where she conducted workplace investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and assisted managers with a wide range of workplace issues, including performance documentation,
terminations, and proper handling of meal and rest periods. This prior
work has created a solid foundation for her current employment



This program is valid for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.0 California-specific recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Registration Rates

Free!!! to all PIHRA Members and Guests!!!
Online Registration stays open till the time webinar starts.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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