Employment Law Update

How to keep clients and employees safe (while following the law)


Original Webinar Date: July 16, 2020

CEU offered: 1.0 Learning CEU

Short Title:  Employment Law Update 

Webinar Duration: 60 min

CE Instructors:

  • Courtney Wright, Esq., BCBA
  • Isabel Crosby, Esq.


Abstract:  

Isabel Crosby, Esq. and Courtney Wright, Esq., BCBA will discuss how to prepare a workspace and employees to provide therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic safely. They will also discuss the laws regulating employees during this time, and the areas that autism service provider organizations need to be particularly aware of to ensure compliance. They will discuss how to practically implement modifications in the way that autism service provider organizations provide therapy to ensure safety and compliance with the law. 

Learning Objectives: 

Objective #1: ABA providers will learn ways to identify safety risks due to COVID-19 and prepare their workspace and employees to deliver effective treatment while limiting the risks.
 

Objective #2: ABA providers will learn about the laws regarding their employees and how to address concerns of employees and clients while staying within the parameters of the law.


Instructor(s)

CEO/General Counsel, Children’s Autism Center

Courtney Wright

Courtney B. Wright is an attorney licensed in Texas and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst licensed in Texas and Louisiana. Courtney obtained her J.D. from Baylor Law School and her M.Ed. from the University of Missouri. After 9 years in private practice, Courtney began working in the field of autism and behavioral analysis and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014. Courtney is currently CEO of Children’s Autism Center which has clinics in Texas and Louisiana. She is also Vice-Chair of the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board and has been actively involved in the TxABA Public Policy Group’s efforts to pass laws pertaining to the licensure of behavior analysts and Medicaid coverage for children with Autism in Texas.

Esq.

Isabel Crosby

Isabel is a partner at DLA Piper and specializes in employment law in the healthcare sector. Isabel works closely with employers at all stages of the employment relationship. Drawing on over a decade of extensive employment litigation experience, Isabel proactively assess the risks and costs associated with litigation to offer employers not only exceptional legal advice but also practical business solutions. Isabel’s overarching objective is to address legal risks and minimize her clients' future legal costs and potential liability. Isabel has successfully defended employers against claims relating to all aspects of the employment relationship in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal agencies, and she has significant experience defending against wage and hour claims throughout the country whether brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), its state law counterparts, or pursuant to contract. Isabel draws on this litigation experience in conducting internal investigations with respect to incidents of workplace violence, allegations of sexual misconduct among coworkers, disparate impact where worker retention is a concern, workplace bullying, and allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.