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Womble Bond Dickinson Partners Benita Jones and Beth Tyner Jones Present at NCICU Event

Nov 04 2021
RALEIGH—Womble BondRALEIGH—Womble Bond Dickinson partners Benita Jones and Beth Tyner Jones kicked off a conference on Thursday, October 28 for a firm client, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). Dickinson partners Benita Jones and Beth Tyner Jones kicked off a conference on Thursday, October 28 for a firm client, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU).
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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".
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The Benefits, Concerns and Considerations of Remote Depositions and Mediations in the COVID-19 Climate

Apr 28 2020
Remote depositions and mediations have been taking place for more than 20 years. As videoconferencing tools have improved (think Webex, Zoom, etc.), business litigators and their client have become increasingly comfortable conducting such sessions in a remote setting. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the pace of conducting depositions and mediations via videoconference. Sessions that just a few weeks ago may have been conducted in person now must be conducted remotely due to public health concerns and related stay-at-home orders.
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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.