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Kara E. Shea and H. Rowan Leathers III to Present at Tennessee Bankers Association Conference

Butler Snow attorneys Kara E. Shea and H. Rowan Leathers, III are set to present on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the HR Hot Topics: Conquering COVID Chaos virtual event presented by the Tennessee Bankers Association.

Shea will co-present “Navigating the Challenges of ‘COVID-19 Leave’ and Compensation Issues” at 9:45 a.m. The sessions will provide a summary of the legal obligations arising under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Leathers will serve as part of a Q&A panel at 1:30 p.m. The panel will address questions regarding the latest guidance and best practices for the workplace as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, including discussing the requirements of the FFCRA, disability information and accommodation considerations under the ADA, and other return to work issues such as the wearing of face masks and COVID-19 testing.

More information about the conference can be found here.

Shea serves as practice group leader of Butler Snow’s labor and employment group and concentrates her practice on employment counseling and employment litigation. She has extensive trial and appellate experience and regularly counsels clients in the financial services, health care and home health industries on employment law compliance. Shea has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for employment law – management and labor law – management, by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for employment and labor, a Top 50 Women: Mid-South Super Lawyers, a Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers and as a Top 100: Tennessee Super Lawyers, by Chambers USA for labor and employment.

Shea is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Nashville Bar Foundation, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the Society for Human Resources Management, the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resources Management and the Employers Counsel Network. She received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University and her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Leathers concentrates his practice on the areas of employment law including litigation, compliance, counseling and training; non-compete and trade secret litigation; class and collective action litigation; financial institution related litigation; and accounting malpractice consultation, regulatory representation and litigation. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®. Leathers is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Leathers has served in leadership roles for the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Nashville Bar Association. He obtained his J.D. from Emory University and is admitted to the Tennessee State Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Tax Court.