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2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference Is Now Virtual, Focusing on Pressing Covid-19 Legal Issues


The 2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference will be held virtually, June 3–4, and address critical legal issues pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over two half-days, the conference will cover

  • Managing Attorney-Client Relationships in a Time of Crisis
    Dana Baughns, Esq., vice president, general counsel, and secretary, Aerotek Inc.; Monte Block, chief executive officer, Rotator Staffing Services Inc.; Diana Karabelas, Esq., general counsel, Advanced Group; Jon Neff, co-founder and chief operating officer, Hire Dynamics; and Erin Stewart, Esq., TSC, CSP, general counsel, Pinnacle Group
    Sponsored by Essential StaffCARE, ASA corporate partner
  • Navigating Legalities Amid the Pandemic: Background Checks, I-9s, and More
    Pamela Devata, Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and Helen Konrad, Esq., director, McCandlish Holton PC
    Sponsored by HIREtech
  • Protecting Your Firm From Fallout: When Clients Contemplate Bankruptcy
    Michael J. Riela, Esq., partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
  • Steering Clear of Legal Thorns in Remote Work Arrangements
    Andreas Kaltsounis, Esq., partner, BakerHostetler LLP; and Jason B. Klimpl, Esq., partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
    Sponsored by Kronos
  • Tough Decisions: Conducting Layoffs and Furloughs Due to Covid-19
    Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Returning to Normalcy: Legal Issues When Employees Go Back to Work
    Benjamin D. Briggs, Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and Mark Lies, Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

“The current pandemic has created profound and unprecedented legal and legislative challenges for the U.S. staffing and recruiting industry,” said Stephen Dwyer, Esq., ASA senior vice president and chief legal officer. “This year’s virtual ASA Staffing Law Conference is devoted to issues pertaining to Covid-19 and will provide staffing professionals with critical insights regarding the ‘new normal.’”

The ASA Staffing Law Conference is the only event dedicated to the legal and legislative issues affecting the U.S. staffing industry. For full session descriptions, and to register, visit

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