You Are Excused: Force Majeure and the Workplace in the COVID-19 Era

Webinar (ET)

Peter A. Steinmeyer, Member of the Firm, and Amardeep K. Bharj, Senior Counsel, will present "You Are Excused: Force Majeure and the Workplace in the COVID-19 Era," a webinar hosted by myLawCLE. 

The unprecedented events of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many employers to make tough decisions about hiring, layoffs, furloughs, and compensation. These decisions implicate written employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements that contain “force majeure” clauses.  Does COVID-19 allow employers to invoke the force majeure clauses in their employment contracts to excuse their inability to perform their contractual obligations?

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Force majeure clauses
  • Interpretation and enforcement of force majeure clauses
  • How employers can incorporate the lessons learned from COVID-19 into their future employment contracts
  • What tools employers can use to mitigate the effects of further pandemics and unforeseeable events

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