Events Speaking Engagements Webinar

Today’s Employer COVID-19 Concerns



Date & Time:


9:30 AM to 12:00 PM



Today’s Employer COVID-19 Concerns

Event Details

The Iowa Biotechnology Association will be hosting an IowaBio Business Essentials Webinar featuring Danielle Smid from the BrownWinick Law Firm, John Lande from the Dickinson Law, Jonathan Kennedy from McKee Vorhees & Sease PLC and Novo Nordisk on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (central time). 

This WEBINAR will cover a wide variety of topics on COVID-19 employer implications including:

  • The latest on COVID-19 vaccinations;
  • Assessing how other employee health concerns such as obesity can link to COVID-19 and affect your workplace;
  • Concerns around bringing employees back to work–or not;
  • Making adjustments to employee handbooks;
  • Addressing cybersecurity concerns for remote workers; and
  • Digging into U.S. Patent and Trademark Office COVID-1 programs your company should be aware of.


9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

9:40 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. – Overview of Vaccinations in the Workplace – Danielle Smid, BrownWinick Law Firm

10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Concerns About the Pitfalls to Avoid as Employees Return to Work, Stay Home, or Develop a Hybrid Work Schedule – Part I 

  • Evaluating Updates to Employee Handbooks as a Result of COVID-19 – Danielle Smid, BrownWinick Law Firm

10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Concerns About and Pitfalls to Avoid as Employees Return to Work, Stay Home, or Develop a Hybrid Work Schedule – Part II

  • “Is that your employee or a fraudster working from home?” – John Lande, Dickinson Law

10:55 a.m. – 121:20 a.m. – COVID-19 Programs Offered by USPTO: Deadline Extensions and Examination Acceleration – Jonathan Kennedy, McKee Voorhees & Sease

11:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Obesity and Link to COVID-19 Employer Implications – presented by Novo Nordisk

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Q&A with Panelists, Wrap-Up