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Work and the Coronavirus

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Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.

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Brown Offers Best Practice Advice During Pandemic

Many businesses in varied industries, along with organizations such as the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, turned to Nellie Brown for guidance on adjusting practices and policies during the pandemic.
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Brown Offers Best Practice Advice During Pandemic

Webinar: Professional Sports Sidelined: Pivoting Through Crisis

Key Sports Industry Figures Join ILR Professor Harry Katz For Pandemic Discussion
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Webinar: Professional Sports Sidelined: Pivoting Through Crisis

Webinar Palmer v. Amazon: A Case Study In A Pandemic

Esta Bigler hosts a panel discussing the safety and health (and employment law) impacts of the federal lawsuit brought by workers and their family members against Amazon.
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Webinar Palmer v. Amazon: A Case Study In A Pandemic

Webinar: Fair and Safe Return to Work: Protecting Workers and Communities during Reopening

This webinar will examine the issues that workers and communities are facing as New York City undergoes phase 4 of the reopening of its economy.
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Webinar: Fair and Safe Return to Work: Protecting Workers and Communities during Reopening

Video: Employer Liability Protection, Workers Compensation, and a National Fund

Esta Bigler hosts a webinar discussion with labor-law experts that explores state and national approaches to employer liability and funding for employment benefits.
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Video: Employer Liability Protection, Workers Compensation, and a National Fund

Video: Reopening During Covid and Older Workers

Esta Bigler hosted a webinar discussion with labor-law experts on the ramifications of reopening on older workers, and where the ADA relates to reopening.
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Video: Reopening During Covid and Older Workers

Webinar: ADA Employment and Accessibility Issues Impacted by COVID-19 Reopening Safety Measures

This free CLE webinar addresses issues that arise from the increased safety measures in reopening workspaces and their impact on workers who may face challenges.
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Webinar: ADA Employment and Accessibility Issues Impacted by COVID-19 Reopening Safety Measures

Webinar: Getting Back to School: Collaborative Strategies for Reopening K–12 Public Scools in a Fiscal Crisis

Educators now face the challenge of planning to safely restart the school year this fall, in an environment in which state and local resources may be severely cut, and federal guidelines and resources are uncertain.
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Webinar: Getting Back to School: Collaborative Strategies for Reopening K–12 Public Scools in a Fiscal Crisis

Webinar: Equitable Economic Recovery After COVID-19

Building community partnerships will be a vital part of getting the economy back on track. Learn how grassroots organizations and local governments are coming up with some of the best policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Webinar: Equitable Economic Recovery After COVID-19

Gig Worker Rights in New York State during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond

Sponsored by the Worker Institute's Lois Gray Innovation Initiative, this webinar will examine the issues that gig-economy workers have been facing prior to and during the COVID-19 crisis. The panel will assess the existing policy and organizing solutions to the challenges.
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Gig Worker Rights in New York State during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond

Webinar: Tax Advice for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Cornell's CREA is hosting a webinar on May 21 covering changes in tax and offering advice to startups and entrepreneurs.
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Webinar: Tax Advice for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Webinar: Remote Leadership in Startups and Small Business

Cornell's Center for Regional Economic Advancement led an interactive webinar on leading remote teams with a wide range of panelists who blended theory with application for small businesses.
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Webinar: Remote Leadership in Startups and Small Business

Webinar: Returning to Work After COVID-19, Employment Planning and Managing a Changed Workforce

Cornell's Center for Regional Economic Advancement hosted a webinar focused on legal and practical issues for startups and business owners for post-COVID recovery plans.
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Webinar: Returning to Work After COVID-19, Employment Planning and Managing a Changed Workforce

Webinar: Contagion, Persuasion, and Motivation: Private and Public Behavior in the COVID-19 Crisis

A panel of Cornell University experts in the fields of behavioral and economic decision-making, social influence and communication engage in a timely discussion on how to balance personal priorities with public health concerns.
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Webinar: Contagion, Persuasion, and Motivation: Private and Public Behavior in the COVID-19 Crisis

Webinar: Can Economic, Political, and Public Health Realities Align?

A panel of leading voices in the fields of public health, economics, and politics inform priorities as we pursue the safest way to protect both our public health and the economic functions that are so essential to society’s well-being and civility.
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Webinar: Can Economic, Political, and Public Health Realities Align?

Webinar: Building Worker Power in New York State during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

On April 30th, 2020, join us for a live online forum hosted by the NYS AFL-CIO-Cornell University Union Leadership Institute
Building Worker POwer in NY State during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
Webinar: Building Worker Power in New York State during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

Webinar: Workplace Considerations for Vulnerable Populations

The panel explores ways to proactively address issues that may disproportionately impact older workers, as well as those with physical and mental disabilities, by employing internal organization and professional association resources.
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Webinar: Workplace Considerations for Vulnerable Populations

Webinar: Commercial Real Estate in the Wake of a Pandemic

This panel of owners/borrowers, lenders, and restructuring professionals discuss the myriad challenges to commercial real estate.
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Webinar: Commercial Real Estate in the Wake of a Pandemic

Webinar: Protecting and Assisting Workers in the Midst of a Pandemic: Labor-Management Solutions

Cornell University’s ILR School, School of Hotel Administration, and Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) bring together both union and management leaders as well as a public policy expert to clarify productive answers to the challenges that have emerged.
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Webinar: Protecting and Assisting Workers in the Midst of a Pandemic: Labor-Management Solutions

Webinar: Sustainable Supply Chain Labor Practices

April 15, 2020 - Cornell faculty experts, along with sourcing and union leaders, will discuss these questions and more as they examine the implications of COVID-19’s disruption of global supply chains for both buyers and workers.
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Webinar: Sustainable Supply Chain Labor Practices

Webinar: The Travel Industry's Road to Recovery

April 16, 2020 - Travel industry experts will discuss the current market dynamics and different recovery scenarios.
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Webinar: The Travel Industry's Road to Recovery

Webinar: What's Next for NYC Restaurants?

April 16, 2020 - The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and the Cornell Center for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) will bring together restaurant and foodservice executives and faculty experts to offer solutions to the challenges that operators, employees, and guests are experiencing in New York City.
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Webinar: What's Next for NYC Restaurants?

Webinar: Global Supply Chain (Fr)Agility

A select panel of Cornell University scholars shared their insights on the functioning and structure of supply chains during this unprecedented crisis.
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Webinar: Global Supply Chain (Fr)Agility

Webinar: Workplace Safety in a Pandemic

We examine pressing issues and the future of workplace health and safety in this new era.
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Webinar: Workplace Safety in a Pandemic

Webinar: Disruption in the Financial Sector

Cornell faculty panel share their insights into the actions and reactions of the world's financial markets.
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Webinar: Disruption in the Financial Sector

Webinar: Managing Workplace Conflict

Cornell faculty experts discuss how leaders and individuals can quickly rise to the challenge of managing conflict through crisis.
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Webinar: Managing Workplace Conflict

Webinar: The Restaurant Business in Crisis

Restaurant executives and faculty experts offer solutions to the challenges that operators, employees and guests are experiencing in our new normal.
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Webinar: The Restaurant Business in Crisis

Webinar: Labor-Management Relations in the Midst of a Pandemic

Leading practitioners and faculty experts discuss the myriad labor relations challenges brought on by this historic global challenge.
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Webinar: Labor-Management Relations in the Midst of a Pandemic

Webinar: COVID-19 and the Hospitality Industry

The panel discusses some of the most critical HR priorities and operational implications of the current health crisis.
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Webinar: COVID-19 and the Hospitality Industry

Webinar: Understanding and Complying With Employment Laws, Old and New

Receive clear, productive answers to the employment law challenges that have emerged.
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Webinar: Understanding and Complying With Employment Laws, Old and New

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