Call-in hotline event will help employees and employers navigate complex legal issues presented by unprecedented event
News Release, The Cypher Agency
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 7, 2020)—Smithey Law Group LLC, a law practice focusing exclusively on employment law, will offer free legal advice on employment matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic during a call-in hotline event on Friday, April 10. To participate, individuals are invited to call (410) 919-2990 any time between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Followinga quick conflict check, Smithey’s attorneys will be available to provide guidanceand counsel on issues including but not limitedto:
- Business closures due to state of emergency and stay-at-homeorders.
- EEOC updates to its pandemic guidance.
- The new Families First Coronavirus First Response Act.
- Unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation.
- ADA compliance and HIPAA applicabilityduring COVID-19.
- OSHA guidance.
Accordingto Joyce Smithey, practice partner and founder, callers will enjoy fullattorney-client privilege but receive no pressureto act onattorneys’ advice. “It’sclear that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced sweeping changes to how we liveand howwe work in a veryshort time,” said Smithey. “It has also impacted both employees and employersin ways that may violate orput them at risk of violatingemployment rights, respectively,so our goal is to serve as a resource and ensure that everyoneknows all oftheir options during thisunprecedented time.”
Inaddition to Smithey, attorneys offering their pro bono advice during the eventwill include Michael Berman, partner; Reuben Wolfson,partner; CatherineManofsky, counsel; and Lisa Walker, associate.
To learn more about the practice areas of Smithey Law Group, LLC visit www.smitheylaw.com.