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December 2020 CLE Seminars


December is right around the corner! Earn your CLE credits the safe and convenient way with an RI Bar webinar. The webinars below utilize the Zoom video conference platform, which means you can earn your credits using any computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device! To view all of our CLE offerings check out the CLE Calendar
 
ENTER TO WIN!
 
During the month of December, every CLE registration is a chance to win! For every seminar you attend, your name will be entered into a raffle to win a Logitech Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone. The more seminars you attend, the greater your chances are to win! The winner will be chosen on December 31, 2020.  

Workers’ Compensation Practice and the COVID-19 Court
12:45 – 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit
Live Webinar Only
 
Speakers:
Hon. Michael J. Feeney
Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court
 
Hon. Keith A. Cardoza, Jr.
Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court
 
This program will provide participants with the latest procedures and guidance for their next Workers’ Compensation Court case. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask the members of the judiciary best practice tips to prepare for their next case.

 
A COVID-19 Employment Law Update 
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 2.0 credits
Live Webinar Only
 
Speakers: 
Alicia J. Samolis Esq.
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
 
Joshua Xavier Esq.
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
 
During this program the speakers will review emerging wage and hour whistleblower liabilities resulting from COVID-19, such as employees working "off the clock" while at home, employees working while on furlough, employees losing their exempt status due to pay cuts and salary reductions, and protected complaints about safety measures or lack of safety measures.
 
Other topics to be discussed include:
  • Employer requirements under the governor’s current COVID-19 Orders
  • Handling employee requests to stay out of work due to disability or fear
  • Contracting COVID-19 at work
  • Special considerations for layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and hours reductions due to COVID
  • Unemployment benefits for those out of work due to COVID
  • and more…
As an employer or an attorney advising employers, it is essential to stay current with the ever-changing employment law updates. Sign up today!

 
Update on the Business Recovery Plan & PPP Loans
12:45 – 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit
Live Webinar Only
 
Speakers:
W. Mark Russo Esq.
Ferrucci Russo, P.C.
 
John Dorsey Esq.
Ferrucci Russo, P.C.
 
This webinar will provide an update on the Business Recovery Plan, which helps Rhode Island businesses affected by the pandemic to remain operational, access new working capital, and pay debts. The speakers will also update attendees on the PPP loans and discuss other ways to assist RI small businesses.