Your Employment, HR and Re-opening Questions Answered
The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Turner
Center for Entrepreneurship,
at Bradley University, have partnered with local attorneys
from Miller, Hall and Triggs LLC to provide answers to your troublesome
questions. During this live conversation webinar, our team will address
questions you have regarding HR and employment law during the COVID-19
·What COVID-19 related laws should I worry about?
·What is the difference between layoff and furlough?
·Can I legally take each employee's and customer's
·If someone has a fever, can I ask them to leave/not
·Can I require employees and customers to wear a mask?
·Legally, can I require employees to be tested or
obtain documentation from their doctor that they are permitted to work?
Joshua Herman has practiced
law since 2008, concentrating in employment and labor law, municipal law,
school law, commercial law, and related litigation.
Joshua received his Bachelor’s
degree in 2003 from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. After his
deployment to Iraq as an Army Reservist, Joshua attended the Chicago-Kent
and the University of Illinois Colleges of Law. While at the University of
Illinois, Joshua received the Best Trial Advocate and Best Oral Advocate
awards in addition to being on the Green National Moot Court Team. In 2008
he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of
Law, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the Rickert
Awards for Excellence in Advocacy and Excellence in Academics. He is also a
member of the Order of the Coif.
In 2011, Joshua was recognized by the Illinois State Bar
Association as Illinois’s Young Lawyer of the Year for his contributions to
his clients and the profession. Joshua continues his service to the law as
an active member and contributor of the Illinois and Peoria County Bar
Associations. Finally, Joshua remains dedicated to serving his local
community and he sits on the boards of directors for many local non-profit
Robert B. McCoy has practiced
law since 1994, concentrating in school law, municipal law and litigation.
Robert attended Earlham College
where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 1987. He then obtained his
Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1990. He received his Juris
Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois in 1994.
After graduating from law school, Robert was a law clerk for the Hon.
Robert W. Cook, Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, before working
as a staff attorney for Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Robert is admitted to practice in
Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Robert is a member of the Peoria and Illinois Bar Associations, the
Illinois Council of School Attorneys and the Order of the Coif.
Katherine Swise has practiced law since 2010,
concentrating in municipal law and school law.
Katherine received her Bachelor’s degree in 2001 from Knox
College. She later attended the University of Illinois College of Law,
graduating summa cum laude in 2010. While at Illinois, Katherine was a
member of the University of Illinois Law Review and the Order of the Coif.
Katherine is admitted to practice law in Illinois, and is a
member of the Peoria County and Illinois State Bar Associations and the
Illinois Council of School Attorneys.
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (CDT)
12:00pm - 12:30pm Presentation
12:30pm - 1:00pm Attorneys will take questions from
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