On April 8 the Workers' Compensation Section offered a free webinar titled "Navigating the CARES Act. Your Business Today and 1 Year from Now". That webinar was recorded and is available at the link below for your convenience.
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/172024370?pwd=cTI3bXFRcFFYR0d0RkVrTmRmaTgvdz09
Description: Hosted By: Alexander Almazan, Managing Shareholder, Almazan Law, P.A. and the Workers Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
Brett Bigenho, Vice President, City National Bank
Stephen Taylor, JD, CFP Managing Advisor, Stephen A. Taylor Wealth Management
The webinar is complimentary to all Workers Compensation section members of the Florida Bar.
Objectives and Topics:
- Minimum 2 employee law firms can qualify for relief but you must act quickly
- CARES ACT, SBA Loan and Paycheck Protection Program and you and your business
- Key components of the program and how to access those Federal relief funds authorized through the recent Stimulus Package
- Benefits, who qualifies, what types of loan can you apply for and how much are you eligible for in Federal assistance
- What can the loan proceeds be used for and how do I calculate Average Monthly Payroll (AMP)
- What documentation do you need to upload as part of your application
Who Should Attend?
- Any lawyer or company administrator responsible for forgivable loan relief programs.
- Owners of businesses with between 2 to 500 employees impacted by COVID-19
Or join by phone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 172 024 370
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aboTJ4iFDJ
The Workers Compensation forum scheduled this month has been cancelled.
The Florida Bar Certification Exams originally scheduled for May 7-8, 2020, have been rescheduled to September 10-11, 2020, at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, Florida.
We are in the most difficult time any of us have ever seen in our lifetime. We must raise our professionalism standards to the highest level. We must all work together to weather the COVID-19 storm. Please be cooperative and civil to each other. Work hard to resolve issues quickly and efficiently. Injured workers need benefits and employers and carriers need resolution to the cases. We as attorneys can and should set an example of professionalism, civility and human kindness for the community.
We should not engage in “gamesmanship” or any other tactic thinking you might gain some advantage. We should not be engaging in unnecessary litigation or delay tactics. Do not put anyone’s health at risk. If possible, cancel or reset depositions or just let everyone appear by phone or videoconference, including the court reporters. We can and should resolve cases and issues by doing as much by phone as possible. Be cooperative in rescheduling and granting extensions.
We all have families and lives outside of the workers’ compensation world, and our families, our health, and our lives are more important than any case. Be kind and compassionate as many are suffering. Be safe and protect your health for the sake of your family, your staff and most importantly, yourself. There are many people counting on all of us as we are all in this together. We will get through this and it will change how we live our lives forever.
Glen Wieland, Chair
Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section
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