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Avoid Costly Employment-Related Lawsuits

Many new employment laws have emerged this year that impact physicians in their roles as employers. Additionally, specific challenges arising as a result of the pandemic continue to leave many employers questioning how to approach the COVID-19 employment landscape. The one-hour webcast, Complying with 2021 Employment Laws: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly reviews new regulations and policies that physicians should be aware of to avoid costly employment-related lawsuits.

This webcast presented by Alexis James and Renee Noy, Managing Partners at WorkWise Law, PC, covers: 

  • Recommended COVID-19 Vaccine Policies
  • COVID-19-Related Employment Issues
  • Sick Leave and Leaves of Absence
  • Workers' Compensation Updates
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Minimum Wage Increases

About the Presenters

Alexis D. James, Managing Partner, Workwise Law, PC

Having worked on both sides of the employment law equation, Alexis D. James has practiced employment law in California for more than 16 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public policy at Duke University and completed law school with honors at Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. In her litigation practice, Ms. James is successful in taking discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination cases through arbitration and trial; and is known by her peers to be a voice of reason in contentious situations.

Renee Nicole Noy, Managing Partner, WorkWise Law, PC

Renee earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997, and received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Renee received her mediation certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Renee worked a number of years at the prestigious Plaintiff’s law firm of Green, Broillet, & Wheeler, where she became proficient in representing plaintiffs against large corporations. In the last decade, Renee has represented countless employees in employment discrimination lawsuits, including cases involving disability, race, gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and a variety of wage and error disputes.

The Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) provides medical professional liability coverage to over 12,000 of California’s best physicians as well as a wide range of free resources such as HR consulting, a free group purchasing program, and personal insurance solutions designed specifically for physicians.

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The Mutual Protection Trust (MPT) is authorized under Section 1280.7 of the California Insurance Code as an unincorporated interindemnity arrangement among physician members of the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP). Members do not pay insurance premiums. Instead, they pay tax-deductible assessments, based on risk classifications, for the amount necessary to pay claims and administrative costs. No assurance can be given as to the amount or frequency of assessments. Members also make a tax-deductible Initial Trust Deposit, which is refundable according to the terms of the MPT Agreement. ©