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Benita Jones Discusses Back-to-Campus Legal Issues for Colleges & Universities in COVID-19 Environment

May 28 2020
After months of adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, college and university leaders are approaching the fall 2020 semester with a combination of optimism and uncertainty. While higher educational institutions hope to resume normal campus operations in the fall, a massive amount of preparation is needed to help ensure a successful transition back to campus. Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Benita Jones spoke at a May 21 webinar on “The Fall 2020 Semester and COVID-19: Do’s, Don’ts, Reputational Risks and the Legal Environment".

Be Prepared for OSHA’s COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Response Plan

Apr 17 2020
On April 13, 2020, OSHA issued its Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Employers should pay close attention to this interim guidance because it includes important changes to enforcement guidelines and record-keeping requirements. High-risk employers in the medical and manufacturing sectors face especially important rule changes and enforcement risks. Employers in all sectors should make sure their written policies reflect OSHA’s most up-to-date changes.

Beth Tyner Jones Discusses Remote Learning Privacy Concerns in Education with Bloomberg Law

Apr 09 2020
Remote learning applications have been a lifeline for schools, colleges and universities during the COVID-19 outbreak, but they may also bring unexpected privacy challenges, according to attorney Beth Tyner Jones, a leader of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Education and School Law Team. Jones recently spoke about these challenge with Bloomberg Law. With regular classes disrupted in virtually every state due to COVID-19 concerns, educators have turned to online video meeting apps to maintain some semblance of a normal school year. But Jones said “There is little time for true diligence or compliance vetting” as schools are scrambling to implement emergency online learning plans.

Commercialization Of University Research

Mar 10 2020
Tanu Chatterji, Assistant Director of the Office of Tech Transfer and Innovation at the University of Houston, sits down with Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Mark Henriques and Karthika Perumal to talk about why more university researchers should be patenting and commercializing their work.