Navigating Unprecedented HR Challenges

The COVID-19 crisis has created an onslaught of human resource challenges. There are an array of legal issues that must be factored into your decision-making. This session is designed to provide you with things you will want to consider before you take action. Join employment law attorney Brett Holubeck as he walks you through today’s legal landmines. The following includes some of the topics you will learn more about:

  • How to terminate workers because of the economic impact of the pandemic – special rules apply to WARN
  • How supervisors should document discipline and performance to support legal terminations
  • Detailed protocol for termination meetings (where, when, with who and what to say) – and which rules have suddenly changed
  • Creating a well-written severance agreement to avoid lawsuits
  • Addressing WARN and mini-WARN laws when laying off large numbers of employees and how to handle pandemic terminations under those laws
  • When and how to contest unemployment benefits
  • Leave issues under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • How to address other COVID-19 issues in the workplace including positive test results, safety precautions, and more.

This session is brought to you through a partnership between the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership - OpenRICE and United Way of Greater Houston.

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About Brett Holubeck

brett_holubeckBrett Holubeck is a labor and employment law attorney for Alaniz Law & Associates, PLLC. Brett takes a proactive approach to solving labor and employment problems by working closely with clients to understand the requirements and desires of their businesses and devising solutions that are adapted to their specific needs. As the son of a small business owner, Brett has seen first-hand what it takes to run a strong business that ensures a safe and productive workplace for employer and employee alike. Brett also runs a blog Texas Labor Law Blog ( where he shares his thoughts on labor and employment issues.




About the Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership


At the Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, we envision a vibrant philanthropic sector in which nonprofit organizations achieve their missions and people are inspired to give and serve. Our mission is to increase the effectiveness and impact of the nonprofit sector by providing education and nurturing leadership among professionals and those who support the work of nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, the center has served more than 1,100 nonprofit organizations.



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