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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May 20th Virtual Meeting

Date(s): May 20, 2020

Time: 8:00 AM  CST - 9:15 AM  CST

"SHRM STL Member Registration" or "Non-Member Registration"

Returning to Work Amid COVID-19
Presented by:
James M. Paul, SHRM-SCP
Ogletree Deakins

As the U.S. workforce tries to return to business as usual (or at least the "new normal"), HR practitioners and business owners face a number of complicated questions. How do we protect employees and others in our work environments? How do we comply with the new federal laws providing leave entitlements related to COVID-19? What do our state and local orders say about the return to work process? The answers to these questions could not be more important for successful, safe, and compliant re-openings.

Join us on May 20th for a virtual breakfast briefing discussion about returning to work amid COVID-19.

This session has been approved for 1.25 hours of SHRM and HRCI Recertification Credit.

About Our Speaker
Jim Paul is a Shareholder in the St. Louis office of national labor and employment law firm Ogletree Deakins. Jim has extensive experience in handling labor and employment law litigation, trials and appeals in federal and state courts and claims/investigations in various governmental agencies. Jim also regularly advises employers on all labor and human resource management issues, with special expertise and emphasis on accomodating employee disabilities, service animals, work restrictions, and medical leaves of absence. He currently serves as Director-Elect on the Missouri State Council of SHRM.

Jim also co-chairs the firm's Disability Access Practice Group, which advises clients on ADA Title III compliance to ensure public accommodations are accessible for disabled customers, patients, guests, and clients.

Jim holds Labor Relations and Economics degrees from Saint Louis University and his law degree from Washington University. He has received the top "AV Rating" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, has been named since 2010 in the annual editions of The Best Lawyers in America as a top labor and employment lawyer and litigator (including "The 2016 St. Louis Employment Litigator of the Year"), and has been listed in Super Lawyers Magazine since 2008.

He holds the SHRM-SCP certification, currently serves as Director-Elect on the Missouri State Council of SHRM, and previously served as the SHRM St. Louis Chapter President in 2015. In 2017, as Editor-in-Chief, Jim published the Second Edition of the American Bar Association/BloombergBNA Treatise on the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Prior to his private practice of law, Jim served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ray Price, Jr. of the Missouri Supreme Court and then as a Missouri Assistant Attorney General. As Assistant Attorney General, he represented the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Missouri Division of Labor Standards, and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights by enforcing state discrimination and wage and hour laws. He also worked in Washington, D.C. on legislative issues for the late Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan and has taught Trial Advocacy at Saint Louis University as an Adjunct Professor.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Presentation
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Q&A

SHRM St. Louis Chapter Member - Included in Dues
Non-Chapter Member - $25

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