Getting Back to Work: What Employers Need to Know



Join the Arizona Technology Council for its Virtual Breakfast Speaker Series that brings together tech titans, outstanding CTOs, advocates, innovators and industry champions of existing and emerging sectors who are reshaping Arizona’s tech ecosystem. This Virtual Speaker Series is geared to professionals working from home or office during these different times.  


Managing in the COVID-19 world is the hottest topic we are currently facing. This Breakfast Series event will touch on the following and will be presented by the Employers Council.
• Time to think about reopening and staffing up? We hear you and we have all kinds of suggestions!
• Need best practices for managing in a “remote” or hybrid work world? We’re here for you!
• Still have questions about the new laws? We’ve got you covered!
• Want to talk layoffs vs. furloughs vs. RIFs? We’re on it!

Key Take-Aways:
Our employment law attorneys and HR consultants are working hard to provide support, ideas, and workplace strategies for navigating these tumultuous times. In this session we will:
• Provide a framework of four key considerations when preparing to bring employees back into the workplace
• Explore options on key logistics (i.e., health screens, PPE, workplace expectations)
• Highlight common challenges and offer best practice strategies
• Offer samples, guidance, and resources available

Event Agenda:
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.  | Opening Remarks and Presenting Sponsor Presentation
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.  | Breakfast Speaker Presentation/Fireside Chat
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.  | Q&A with Speaker/Closing Remarks



ANNA BRANSON, Attorney: BA, Government, University of Redlands; JD, Whittier College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California. Prior to joining the Council in 2019, Anna worked in Education Law with a local law firm advising school districts regarding employment law and special education issues. The rest of her career as an attorney has been spent serving clients in the areas of disability rights and civil litigation. Her areas of expertise include employment discrimination (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wage and hour.

KAREN STAFFORD, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Arizona President: BA, English, College of Wooster, OH; MHRM, University of Hawaii. Before joining Employers Council in 2004, Karen served in senior management and HR consulting positions in a variety of business settings. Karen has also served on the faculty with two local universities in the areas of employment law, human resources, and management studies. She assumed the position of Arizona President in August, 2019 and leads a team of dedicated employment law attorneys, human resources leaders, facilitators, trainers, and other specialists to provide excellent service to member organizations. Her focus on business development allows Employers Council to further its reach and ability to support the Arizona business community.



Become an event sponsor!

Increase your company’s visibility in Arizona’s growing technology industry sector by becoming  an event sponsor.
Contact [email protected] to learn about the various levels of sponsorship to suit your organization.



Virtual , Register to attend!


May 26, 2020


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


[AZTC Member - Free] [Non AZTC Member $20]