Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Legal and Practical Considerations for Employers Returning to Work Amid the Pandemic

Program Number: 30162

Program Date: 06/22/2020


Attorneys will learn what they need to know to advise clients about new federal sick leave obligations, practical considerations to ensure worker safety, potential lawsuits, and tips for what employers can do to reduce their liability.

$95.00Online Audio Add to Cart

Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50 minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60 minute credit hour

State Program Numbers


Valerie Ferrier, Esq.

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP

Valerie K. Ferrier is a Partner and head of MCB’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Ms. Ferrier is an experienced trial attorney, offering advice and counseling to clients to mitigate and manage risk regarding compliance issues, in addition to providing handbook and policy updates, and management and employee training. Ms. Ferrier has experience defending discrimination claims, including those brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Her practice includes the defense of wage and hour and misclassification claims, both single plaintiff and class and collective actions, under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. Ms. Ferrier has successfully defended both state and federal jury and bench trials, and has experience with state and federal appellate practice.

Ms. Ferrier comes to MCB from a boutique Labor & Employment defense firm. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ferrier served as managing partner of the New York office of a commercial defense firm. She also worked for nearly eight years in the in-house law departments of the NYC Transit Authority and the MTA Bus Company, ultimately attaining the position of Executive Agency Counsel.

Ms. Ferrier earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from Simon’s Rock College of Bard. She is admitted to practice in New York, Virginia, and New York federal courts.