Reopening Your Business During COVID-19

May 1, 2020
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Special Event Guests

Sara McGrane

Felhaber LArson

Sara Gullickson McGrane is an experienced litigator who has handled hundreds of matters in both the federal and state courts of many states, including Minnesota and North Dakota. Sara focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on employment law, and is certified as a specialist in Labor & Employment Law by the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is currently president of the Firm.

Sara has extensive experience handling complex litigation in both the employment and commercial arena and significant experience in all aspects of employment litigation, including cases involving breach of contract, discrimination, defamation, harassment, non-competes, and wage and hour. She has handled approximately 25 appeals to state and federal appellate courts.

Sara also has significant experience in handling class action and multi-party litigation, including FLSA collective and Rule 23 class actions. She frequently lectures and trains on employment and litigation topics. She also investigates allegations of discrimination and harassment for employers.

Bob Schmitz

Christensen Group Insurance

Bob Schmitz joined Christensen Group in 2014. Bob serves as our Employee Benefits President and is an active member of the Christensen Group Leadership Council. In addition to Bob’s role on our internal team, he serves on the Medica Advisory Council.

Previously, Bob was a partner at Schreifels and Associates, a Minnesota based employee benefits consulting firm. Bob has a specific focus in the following areas: Regulatory Compliance (ACA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA), Funding Analysis Long-term Strategic Planning, and Claims Analytics. He has over 25 years of experience, with a specialty in helping manufacturers provide benefit offerings to meet their employees’ needs.

Bob graduated from St. Cloud University with a B.S. in Accounting.

Event Highlights

Join CG and Felhaber Larson as we discuss considerations for employers looking to safely bring employees back into the work environment.

Key topics that will be covered:

  1. Assessing the comfort of your employees in returning to work; addressing their concerns as best as we can
  2. Making the workplace as safe as possible, including rotating assignments
  3. What to do if employees have work to return to, but refuse to return?
  4. How to stay in touch with the rapidly changing requirements—where can you go for assistance?