Episode #41 – Special COVID-19 Workplace Perspective: FAQ With Neil Pedersen, Esq.

Today’s guest is attorney Neil Pedersen, Founder and Principal Attorney at Pedersen Law. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen and Neil provide responses to some FAQs regarding COVID-19 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) Emergency Family Medical Leave Response and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Acts.  Neil also shares his thoughts and experiences as a small business owner in transitioning his ‘brick and morter’ law practice to a functioning remote workforce. 

Designated as a world-wide pandemic in early March, the effects of COVID-19 are touching all of our lives with far reaching implications as the edges of our personal and professional lives begin to blend together; a direct result of ‘shelter in-place’ orders and the shuttering non-essential workplaces. Teresa and Neil provide employee and employer perspectives regarding leave, layoffs and sick pay provisions of the FFCRA.  

Shortly California’s Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 19, 2020 stay at home order was issued we at Workplace Perspective began preparing a series of COVID-19 related episodes. Our goal: To share some real stories from real people who are, like you our listeners, dealing with this novel and ever changing environment. We hope you find our guests stories inspirational, affirming and encouraging. 

Rest assured that we at Workplace Perspective, in compliance with California’s shelter in-place order, are broadcasting for the foreseeable future from our make-shift home studios.

Episode Timeline

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 01:41COVID-19 Questions 19:30Break and Public Service Announcement 20:26More COVID-19 Questions 41:04Break and Public Service Announcement 52:43Teresa’s Closing Remarks

Listen to Part two here

Hosted by

Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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