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The Paychex Business Series Podcast with Gene Marks - Coronavirus

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Season 2 | Episode 6
Dr. Anthony Harris
About Dr. Anthony Harris

Dr. Anthony Harris is an infectious disease physician, epidemiologist, and professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Harris’ research interests include emerging pathogens, such as COVID-19, antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, and more. 

COVID-19 | Podcasts 29:24 min listen

In the COVID-19 era, business owners have been forced to quickly learn about and implement new health and safety policies in order to operate their company safely. But with so many options out there, how do you know what is best? In this episode, infectious disease physician and epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Harris, shares his take on health and safety in the workplace, including the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE), health screenings, air filter systems, and more.

And for more information on how to implement new safety precautions, including social distancing and increased cleaning, this eBook dedicates an entire section to “Workplace Safety & Privacy Considerations.”

Season 2 | Episode 5
Kamran Mirrafati
About Kamran Mirrafati

Kamran Mirrafati is a Partner and litigation lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP. He has devoted over 16 years of practice to helping management avoid or quickly remove the distractions caused by employee disputes. He regularly defends employers in litigation and provides advice on all aspects of employment issues.


COVID-19 | Podcasts 20:49 min listen

In the new age of COVID-19, businesses have even more to think about than ever before – that includes the possibility of liabilities surrounding the current pandemic. On this episode of the Paychex Business Series podcast, Gene Marks talks with labor and employment litigation lawyer, Kamran Mirrafati, on what employers need to know about liability insurance, workers’ compensation, employee retaliation and failure to accommodate claims, the importance of maintaining employee privacy, the impact of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, and more.

Season 2 | Episode 4
Adrian Molina
About Adrian Molina

Adrian Molina is the Senior Brand Manager for Aviation American Gin and a spirits industry veteran with over a decade of experience. Recently, Adrian was named one of Adweek’s 2020 Young Influentials Who Are Shaping Media, Marketing, and Tech.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 22:36 min listen

When it comes to marketing, many businesses are beginning to think outside the box of the traditional print advertising. From social media to using influencers, now more than ever, it’s important that companies connect and build relationships with their clients. Senior Brand Manager of Aviation American Gin, Adrian Molina, talks with Gene Marks about using social media as a consumer listening tool, shares his experience working with actor Ryan Reynolds as an influencer, and discusses the importance of knowing the impact of your marketing plan.

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Season 2 | Episode 3
Talia Edmundson
About Talia Edmundson

Talia Edmundson has spent nearly 15 years in human resources, including taking RevZilla.com from 40 employees to 470 in less than eight years. Most recently, Talia launched HRnB Consulting to guide startups and small businesses with executive HR support, project-based consultation, & functional coaching.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 19:37 min listen

With the unprecedented downturn of the economy brought on by the COVID-19, many companies were forced to make difficult staffing decisions in order to reduce spending. As we continue to navigate through the changing landscape of the pandemic, businesses may be forced to make more tough choices. Listen in as Talia Edmundson, Principal and Founder of HRnB Consulting talks with Gene Marks about furloughing, laying off, and terminating employees. Hear the differences between each, the impact on unemployment insurance and benefits, best practices for communication, how to keep up morale amongst your staff, and more.

If you have had to reduce staff or think you may have to in the future, learn about the health benefit implications of reducing hours, furloughing, and layoffs.

When it’s time to recall or rehire your employees, learn what to do if those employees refuse to return to work.

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