Park Avenue Presentations

Coronavirus: Feds Urge Businesses to Prepare for This Serious Workplace Threat

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.

Webinar Description

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the world, and declaring a worldwide pandemic now appears likely.  In the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control are saying that an outbreak will happen in the United States.  So much is still unknown about this virus, but health officials are urging businesses to prepare for this serious potential workplace health threat. While there’s still time employers are being asked to review and update their business continuity plans for how they will protect their employees and continue to function should any outbreak impact them. There will be crucial management decisions concerning your employees. These will involve handling multiple factors including what is best for your employees, what is good for the community, what is best for your business, and implementation that does not violate the rights of any employee.  You’ll need reliable answers to key questions.


 Most important, what can you do to prepare and what actions can you take without violating provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and/or other state and federal laws? Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, labor and employment attorney with 36 years’ experience, as he explains what actions can and should be taken to minimize this threat to your employees and your business.  Find out what employee-related actions federal laws and relevant regulations permit employers to do before, during, and in the aftermath of an outbreak. Dr. Castagnera will also provide guidance for updating crucial aspects of your business continuity plan.



During this important and timely webinar Dr. Castagnera will cover:



Continuing HRCI Credit

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hour through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing SHRM Credit

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Park Avenue Presentations is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Continuing Legal Education Credit

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:

California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing to  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779, x104.



This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.