As Shelter-in-Place orders and business shutdowns become a normal response to try to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, many employers are straining to understand and accommodate new regulation and orders coming from federal, state and local officials that seem to change hourly. It is a hectic time and uncertainty is a part of it. In an effort to help CSSGA/CRMCA members better navigate this changing landscape, Karl Kumli, an associate attorney with the Workplace Health and Safety Group at the law firm of Jackson Kelly PLLC will be presenting a one hour update on the current and expected regulation impacting employers as a result of coronavirus. The focus will be on new state and federal rules impacting health and safety reporting, workers’ compensation, sick leave, furlough vs layoffs, and employer responsibilities in testing/questioning employees to ensure a healthy workforce.
Thursday, March 26
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
From our Office to your Desk
Karl Kumli came to Jackson Kelly after working for two years with an environmental services firm. In his role as Regulatory Compliance Counsel, he frequently dealt with entities such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Karl has experience coordinating responses to and defending against state and federal agency notices and actions. He has taken the lead on federal, state and local permitting for newly-acquired businesses and facilities, and counseled corporate managers and facility personnel on regulatory obligations and liabilities. Karl also has experience negotiating modifications on existing permits for clients to expand or alter operations.
Karl was a firefighter and fire training officer for years, leading firefighters in suppressing forest fires across the western United States. Born and raised on Colorado’s Front Range, Karl enjoys spending his free time hiking, mountain biking or skiing with his wife and their dogs.