Automotive Industry Outlook and Workforce Issues as Coronavirus Impact Escalates is the focus of a free webinar on March 26 hosted by Butzel Long


DETROIT, Mich. – As “Social Distancing” initiatives expand, relevant information is crucial to help businesses navigate during these turbulent times. Butzel Long law firm, the Michigan Chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishers (MINASF) and IHS Markit are hosting a free webinar from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 titled, “Automotive Industry Outlook and Workforce Issues as the Coronavirus Impact Escalates.” To register, visit

The webinar will focus on employee accommodations due to COVID-19 fears, attendance policy issues including paid sick and FMLA, anti-discrimination and harassment considerations, and potential employer liability for exposure to COVID-19. The discussion will provide an outlook on the industry focusing on sales and production, as well as powertrain/technology trends. The webinar also will include an update on the impact the coronavirus has had on the industry.

Presenters include:

  • Rebecca Davies – Labor and Employment Attorney, Butzel Long, concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation.

  • Mike Wall – Director of Automotive Analysis, IHS Markit, assists automakers, suppliers and financial firms in their evaluation and understanding of the auto industry. He also provides in-depth analysis of vehicle markets and trends.

  • Beth Gotthelf – Director of Innovation and External Relations, Butzel Long, has helped auto suppliers diversify into alternative energy and defense, which have been lifelines to those companies.

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