WEBINAR: Post COVID19 Planning – Ramping Up vs. Flipping a Switch

WEBINAR:  Post COVID19 Planning - Ramping Up vs. Flipping a Switch

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Date(s) - 04/28/2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join the LifeHR community in this complimentary webinar hosted by LifeHR Member, Duane Morris, LLP. Meagan Garland, Teodora Purcell, and Brooke Tabshouri will discuss employment and immigration considerations for companies to consider in their COVID19 business planning.

Presenter Bios:

Teodora (Teo) Purcell is Special Counsel at Duane Morris LLP and manages the San Diego office immigration law practice. She focuses on business immigration and advises corporate and individual clients on employment and family-based non-immigrant and immigrant petitions, I-9 compliance, applications for U.S. citizenship and other immigration benefits. Ms. Purcell also provides counsel on various global mobility and business traveler issues.

Ms. Purcell is certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. She is a frequently invited speaker on business immigration topics and an Instructor in Immigration Law at the University of California San Diego ABA approved paralegal program. Ms. Purcell is committed to pro bono work and assists indigent clients obtain humanitarian immigration benefits such as asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Violence Against Women Act, U visas, T visas, to name a few. She is also dedicated to community service and has served in leadership positions for different local organizations.

Meagan E. Garland is Special Counsel at Duane Morris, LLP. Ms. Garland practices in the area of labor and employment law (transactional and litigation). Ms. Garland counsels clients on employment law matters as they arise in the day-to-day course of business, including hiring practices, employee discipline, employee terminations, wage-and-hour matters, employee privacy, vacation policies, sick leave policies, and state and federal leave laws. She also assists clients in drafting documentation such as termination notices, employee handbooks, business and employment agreements, and correspondence regarding discipline and employers’ attempts to reasonably accommodate disabled employees. Ms. Garland defends employers in harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wage-and-hour matters. She conducts workplace investigations as well as sexual harassment and anti-bullying training. Ms. Garland is a 2006 graduate of Boston College Law School, where she was staff editor for the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, and a summa cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Brooke B. Tabshouri practices in the area of employment and labor law at Duane Morris, LLP. Ms. Tabshouri defends employers and management in all stages of single plaintiff and class action litigation, at state and federal level, against claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and trade secrets theft. Ms. Tabshouri has extensive experience counseling and advising clients in employment law issues, drafting employment policies and handbook, and providing employee training, including required harassment training for managers in California. She also has significant employment litigation experience, including jury trial experience. Ms. Tabshouri is a 2011 graduate of Boston University School of Law and a graduate of the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining Duane Morris, she worked at a national labor and employment law firm, as an instructor at San Diego State University’s human resources certificate program and as a research attorney for the Hon. Richard D. Huffman of the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Ms. Tabshouri is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, a federally-recognized tribe.