COVID-19 Webinars

COVID-19 Vaccination Programs in the Workplace

This webinar, hosted by the California JPIA on February 9, 2021, features Workers’ Compensation Program Manager Jeff Rush; Liability Program Manager Paul Zeglovitch; Kelly Trainer, partner with Burke, Williams and Sorensen; and Giovanni Valencia, partner with Hayford, Felchlin, Valencia & McWhorter covering mandatory versus voluntary vaccination programs, liability exposure, employee safety, and other issues on the topic of workplace vaccinations.

Overview of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

In this California JPIA webinar presented on December 16, 2020, Authority Risk Managers Maria Galvan and Tim Karcz; Workers’ Compensation Manager Jeff Rush; and Christopher Milligan, Partner with Burke, Williams and Sorensen discuss Cal/OSHA emergency regulations approved to protect workers from hazards related to COVID-19.

The New COVID-19 Laws (AB 685 & SB 1159): What You Need to Know

This webinar, hosted by the California JPIA on October 1, 2020, addresses multiple aspects of AB 685 and SB 1159, two new laws impacting COVID-19 in the workplace. Topics include the creation of a COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumption, the claim investigation process, and new responsibilities for employers. Note: You must be an Authority member to view this webinar.

The City Manager Perspective on COVID-19

This webinar, presented on May 20, 2020, features a panel of city managers from the Authority’s membership, each sharing perspectives on issues facing their communities, including restarting the local economy, resuming community services, and employee wellness.

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California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) and Mercury Public Affairs Webinar – Expert Overview of the Federal Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Recorded on April 15, 2020, this webinar provides a detailed presentation on the federal government’s response to the current coronavirus pandemic, including an overview of the CARES Act and a review of state and local government aid formulas.

Best Best & Krieger Webinar – Leveraging FEMA and Other Federal Grant Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Response, Part 2

A second webinar, recorded on April 22, 2020, for government agencies on the nuts and bolts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance for COVID-19 response. The content of this webinar includes a deeper dive into the grant process based on questions received during the first webinar, which was held on April 7, 2020.

Best Best & Krieger Webinar – Leveraging FEMA and Other Federal Grant Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Response, Part 1

This webinar, recorded on April 7, 2020, provides information on how government agencies can apply for grants issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for COVID-19 response

COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Workers’ Compensation System

In this webinar from April 1, 2020, Jeff Rush and Jessica Tyndall discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the workers’ compensation system. They address issues such as compensability, testing, working from home, and investigations. Note that this webinar is for Authority members and requires logging in to myJPIA.

Gallagher Webinar – FEMA & Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

This webinar focuses on a review of FEMA Public Assistance Category B “Emergency Protective Measures” (the applicable category for this pandemic), understanding the critical information necessary to apply for FEMA assistance, and a brief discussion of procurement mandates and deadlines for application for FEMA assistance.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Webinar – COVID-19 and Federal Employment Nondiscrimination Laws

A webinar posted online on March 27, 2020, by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that addresses questions arising from the coronavirus pandemic and how Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws are affected.