As if COVID had not caused enough issues in the world of workers’ compensation, the latest round of presumption legislation, implications of vaccine policies, and other new issues have led to even more consternation and confusion. Join our legal experts, Sarah Lemmert and Bert Randall, as they dissect the latest issues and provide analysis of the newest concerns and provide practical guidance for employers, insurers and third-party administrators on these hot button topics.

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1604950821-48b975238f70d7c0 Bert Randall

Bert Randall, President of Franklin & Prokopik, is a trial attorney concentrating in complex matters involving employment, tort liability and business litigation. He regularly represents companies in state and federal courts, and before state and federal administrative agencies. Outside of his active trial practice, Bert provides general counsel services to Maryland businesses including General Counsel to the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) and Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM). Additionally, Bert actively counsels employers in effective policy formation and training in order to avoid costly litigation. Bert is currently serving on the COVID-19 task force, created by F&P, to help people navigate this pandemic in the best interests of their businesses and employees.

Bert is sensitive to his clients’ needs by ensuring premiere, yet cost-effective, legal representation. When needed, he often works with other F&P attorneys in other practice areas to ensure clients’ issues are solved with a cohesive and well-rounded approach. As part of his practice, he has cultivated relationships with law firms and attorneys across the nation to provide his national clients with quality representation in any jurisdiction in which they have legal needs.

1611944342-33396ee80332365b Sarah Lemmert

Sarah Lemmert focuses her practice on the representation of employers and insurers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims and labor and employment litigation, including employment discrimination claims under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and claims based on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and wage and hour laws.

In addition to her litigation practice, Sarah advises companies on employment and labor law compliance and provides assistance in drafting handbooks and effective workplace policies. Sarah also provides employment training for management and employees.

Sarah is a frequent speaker and webinar presenter on workers’ compensation and employment law issues for a variety of both regional and national audiences. Sarah is currently serving on the COVID-19 task force, created by F&P, to help people navigate this pandemic in the best interests of their businesses and employees.

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