Top 5 Legal Issues

Employers Can’t Ignore

A free webinar presented by Roth Staffing

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It’s been a year like no one
has experienced before.

Along with all the fundamental disruptions to life and business brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, an abundance of new legislation and legal questions have arisen that directly impact employers.

From pandemic-related laws to ongoing issues surrounding paid leave and harassment prevention training, the legal landscape is complex and always changing. Join Jennifer Jech Simonson, SVP & General Counsel, Roth Staffing, and Helene Wasserman, Shareholder, Littler-Mendelson, for an informative overview of the legal issues employers need to know.

In this webinar event, we’ll cover topics you need
to be aware of whether your company is large or
small, including:


As an employer, what do you need to know?

Paid Leave Laws

Which states are enacting paid leave laws and where does paid leave for COVID-19 fit in?

Data Security

What do employers need to do to keep their employees and their private data safe?

Pandemic-Related Legislation in the Workplace

How can employers prepare for safe return to the workplace?

What responsibilities do employers have when it comes to coronavirus testing and the vaccine?

Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training requirements are a major legal trend. Which states require it and how will it impact your business?

Meet Our Speakers

Jennifer Jech Simonson,

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Roth Staffing Companies

Jennifer “Jen” Jech Simonson serves as Roth Staffing Companies’ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, overseeing the Legal and Human Resources functions. On the legal side, Jennifer is responsible for managing the company’s litigation, contract processes, all employment law issues, and ensuring the company’s legal compliance in all jurisdictions in which we do business as it relates to both the staffing industry and, generally, as a private employer for thousands of employees...

On the human resources front, Jennifer is responsible for the delivery of Roth Staffing’s innovative programs and strategic HR initiatives for both its full-time and temporary employees, including hands-on, centralized management of employee relations issues for the company’s temporary workforce

Prior to joining Roth Staffing, Jennifer represented employers and management as an employment and business litigator for seven years. She represented clients in a variety of employment and labor relations matters, ranging from defense of discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour claims in federal and state courts to preventative counseling, advice, and preparation of workplace policies and handbooks. Jennifer also represented employers in union election matters and unfair labor practice claims before the National Labor Relations Board.

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Biology from UCLA and earned her juris doctor from UC Berkeley.

Helene Wasserman,

Co-Chair, Jury Trial and Complex Litigation Practice Group & Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

Helene J. Wasserman has spent her entire career practicing exclusively in the area of labor and employment law. She appears before state and federal courts and administrative agencies and handles litigation matters, including trial practice, arbitration and mediation. A seasoned trial attorney, Helene is the former Co-Chair of Littler’s Litigation and Trial Practice Group. She has tried single and multiplaintiff cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour claims, amongst others....

Additionally, Helene provides day-to-day counseling and advice on and has conducted in-house training on a wide array of topics, including: Hiring; Discipline and termination of employees; Wage and hour matters; Downsizing; Workplace violence; and Compliance with all state and federal employment laws.

She is a member of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Former Chair of the California Conference of California Bar Associations

Helene is has actively engaged in, trained others on, and written and spoken on topics related to Virtual Litigation and Trials, and how to have litigation progress during the Pandemic and beyond.