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Lipson Neilson attorney selected by ABA? to contribute to law journal


Attorney Jessica L. Wynn is among a group of industry experts selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) to contribute to the “Recent Developments in Fidelity and Surety Law” section of their Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Spring 2020, Volume 55, Issue 2. This is Ms. Wynn’s fourth consecutive year as a contributing author for this Journal.

A member of Lipson Neilson’s nationally recognized team of Surety & Fidelity Law attorneys, Wynn’s practice focuses on Contract Surety Law, Construction Law, Commercial Surety Law, Fidelity Law, Commercial Disputes, and Probate Litigation.

Wynn is a member of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section – Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, the Defense Research Institute’s Fidelity and Surety Steering Committee, and the Woman’s Lawyers Association of Michigan.

 

Employer response to whistleblower threats examined Aug. 18
 

The Association of Corporate Counsel will present “A COVID-19 Storm is Brewing: How Employers Respond to Mandates When Whistleblowers Threaten.”  This free webinar will be offered Tuesday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The negative economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused employers to take prompt and business-essential adverse employment actions, including reductions-in-force, furloughs, reduced work hours, and lower pay. Now, with companies reopening, employers are doing their best to comply with mandatory and “best practices” COVID-19 protocols in order to make the workplace safe. Such legal compliance is entirely new and untested. It also may provide fertile ground for whistleblowers to point out areas of “unlawful” noncompliance and potentially unsafe conditions. Employers are already seeing complaints and litigation by employees claiming they are whistleblowers under a variety of laws. The proliferation of new executive orders by governors and health departments makes it all the more challenging for employers to determine when a complaint might actually involve a legal violation and protected whistleblowing.

This webinar will address potential traps for the unwary, where circumstances might expose employers to whistleblower complaints. It will provide advice regarding possible approaches on how to confront and diffuse workplace complaints in order to avoid litigation. Tt will also address how employers can best position themselves to prevail in the event an employee files a charge or lawsuit alleging whistleblower claims.

To register for this free webinar, visit www.acc.com and click on “Education &?Events.”


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