Novus Law Firm & FortneyScott’s Back To School Webinar: Higher Education Post-COVID-19 Legal & Compliance Concerns Part 1

Novus Law Firm and FortneyScott on Thursday, May 28th at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST for the first in a series of webinars discussed the myriad of legal and compliance concerns facing institutes of higher education looking to reopen their campuses for the 2020 Fall terms.

In this first session, Natasha Baker, Esq. and Elizabeth Bradley, Esq. lead a discussion on the initial personnel considerations to review when reopening your institutions.  This discussion was moderated by David. S. Fortney, Esq.  These panelists, with their extensive experience in higher education law, provided thoughtful recommendations and legal perspectives.

During this first session, the panelists discussed faculty-focused topics including virtual instruction and curriculum adjustments in the context of shared governance; workforce modifications, given contractual, tenure and collective bargaining agreements; and compensation considerations in the event of reduced class schedules. The panelists provided a look at how best practices are currently developing with respect to the health and safety of an institution’s personnel as well as accommodation practices that institutions should be considering.

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FortneyScott is based in our nation’s capital, and we are staying on top of the rapid developments relating to the coronavirus.  We are continuing to advise our clients and to assist the employer community in successfully addressing the COVID-19 pandemic challenges that employers are facing.

Novus Law Firm is a San Francisco Bay Area firm whose practice is focused on higher education and labor and employment law.  We are engaged thought leaders in our areas of expertise and use technology to deliver efficient legal services to our clients.