Morgan, Brown & Joy Attorneys James M. Pender and Jaclyn L. Kawka to Speak at Webinar for Public Housing Authorities, “Employment Law Training: Workplace Concerns in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys James M. Pender and Jaclyn L. Kawka will co-present at the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development’s (DHCD) webinar, “Employment Law Training: Workplace Concerns in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” on October 29, 2020, in conjunction with the Williamstown Housing Authority. Attorneys Pender and Kawka will discuss local housing authority (LHA) workplace issues and guide LHAs in determining the best course of action to comply with applicable laws during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also address common employer questions regarding balancing employee safety and business needs. 

A partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy, James Pender provides labor and employment law advice and litigates matters on behalf of public and private sector employers. Attorney Pender provides legal advice and guidance to clients regarding both union and non-union personnel to help employers navigate the often complicated array of federal and state laws and regulations affecting employment. He represents a diverse client base, including municipalities, school committees, housing authorities, municipal light plants, state agencies, corporations, small privately-held companies, and colleges and universities. 

Jaclyn Kawka is a firm associate. She counsels and represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including workplace discrimination, leave laws, wage and hour disputes, collective bargaining and grievance arbitration, unfair labor practices, and any related litigation that may arise. 

The Department of Housing and Community Development, through its community and business partners, provides affordable housing options, financial assistance and other support to Massachusetts communities. It oversees different types of assistance and funding for consumers, businesses, and non-profit partners.

About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.