Course Description

This course offers a look at the current state of employment law related to COVID-19 as of 5/21/20 and return-to-work considerations for employers.

Topics include:

  • Terminations and furloughs
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • CARES Act
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Re-opening guidance

This course includes video recorded from a Zoom-based CLE presentation for the Washington County Bar Association in May of 2020.

Course Deadline Notice:

Axom Education will no longer be offering online CLE courses after the December 31st, 2022 compliance deadline.  Any courses purchased from October 15th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022 must be completed by January 10th, 2023 to receive CLE credit.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenters

  • Jana Grimm, Esq. and Zachary Bombatch, Esq.

    Steptoe & Johnson

    Jana Grimm, Esq. and Zachary Bombatch, Esq.

    Jana P. Grimm, Esq.
    Because of her ability to solve problems for them, “Call Jana” is often one of the first things you will hear her clients say any time they have a problem. Jana Grimm is dedicated to protecting her clients, whom she calls friends, and helping them achieve and sustain success. Jana has developed a regional reputation for her ability to prevent litigation for her clients by providing them with thorough training and education, as well as alerting them to changing laws and regulations. In the event that an employment or other civil matter does end up in the courtroom, Jana is an experienced litigator in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Jana concentrates her practice in labor and employment law, general civil litigation, real estate law, construction law, municipal law, and general corporate law. Diligently working with clients in various businesses including healthcare, construction, manufacturing, municipal, and hospitality, Jana assists in establishing policies, procedures, and documentation regarding FMLA, employee discipline, Title VII, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, human resources best practices, and business-related best practices. Jana has also worked with, counseled, and represented local municipalities in regard to zoning, litigation, governmental, and other administrative matters. She has also represented numerous individuals and entities before local zoning and municipal boards.

    It doesn’t take long to feel the passion that Jana brings to her career, as well as her philanthropic activities. Jana is driven to help others achieve success and has a special drive for empowering women in their career and in the community. Within the firm, Jana is actively involved in mentoring female lawyers through the Women’s Leadership Initiative and is involved in various diversity initiatives, including participation on the Diversity Committee. Within the community, Jana is active in multiple organizations including serving as Chair of the Washington Health System Foundation Board of Trustees, Dress for Success Pittsburgh, Casting for Recovery Western PA, Susan G. Komen Pennsylvania, and POWER, a Pittsburgh regional women’s mentoring and leadership group where she serves as an Ambassador.

    Zachary D. Bombatch, Esq.
    Zack Bombatch is a reassuring presence to his clients, always taking the time to explain difficult and complex legal issues in a comprehensive, yet easy to digest manner. Labor and employment law is the primary focus for Zack’s practice, and he helps clients in a variety of industries navigate the regulatory and statutory framework. While Zack is comfortable in the courtroom, he enjoys helping clients avoid potentially costly and disruptive litigation. Zack counsels clients on the potential domino effects that employment actions and policies can have on both business operations and employee morale, making him a trusted advisor.

    Zack is actively assisting employers with guidance on how to navigate the medical marijuana/cannabis laws in Pennsylvania and the impact on not only employment law, but also compliance with industry specific safety regulations.

    Zack is active in the higher education practice as well, counseling public and private colleges and universities on best practices related to Title IX and the portion of the Pennsylvania criminal code related to hazing.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Course Materials
    • COVID-19 and Employment Law Part One
    • COVID-19 and Employment Law Part One
    • Course Evaluation (Required)