ACC Houston August Chapter Meeting CLE:
Lessons Learned from Harvey: Compassionate Compliance in Disaster Response

August 14, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056


Lessons Learned from Harvey:
Compassionate Compliance in Disaster Response

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, this CLE will cover various disaster-related issues for employers. We will discuss approaches to preparing for a range of disaster-related compliance issues, including how to handle leaves of absence, medical issues, FMLA leaves, accommodation of first responders, extended working-from-home scenarios, and compensating employees when a facility is not operational, among others.

Check-In/Networking: 11:30 am - 12:00 noon
Lunch/Program: 12 noon - 1:00 pm


Jackie Ford, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Jennifer Sipes, Counsel - IST Legal, BP


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Credits: 1.0 hours
State: TX


Elena Baer
Phone: 713-839-0808

Sponsored by

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


$25.00 Member Ticket
$20.00 Earlybird rate before August 11

$30.00 Guest Ticket
*Must be In-House Counsel
$25.00 Earlybird rate before August 11