Understand and Respond to COVID-19

NAWLA recognizes you currently have a host of questions and concerns about COVID-19, including immediate and long-term impacts to your business.

To help you better manage your business and your operations, we are offering the following webinars the week of March 16 at no cost to member firms:

Unable to Wash Your Hands of This: How the Coronavirus has Effected the Import and Export Wood Products Industry (A NAWLA Member-produced Webinar)

Date and Time: Friday, March 20 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Presenters: Paul Owen, President, Vanport International, Inc.; Pete Malliris, Associate Editor, Random Lengths; David Cox, President, Richmond International Forest Products; Zach Yan, Trader, Olympic Industries

Macro-economic impacts such as tariffs and an increase in imports have impacted the lumber environment. And these shifts continue to ring out with the new developments related to the coronavirus. As COVID-19 continues to take center stage of our public’s health conversation, lumber organizations and businesses are also getting involved in terms of the health of the global timber and wood market. Zooming in, the confidence surrounding imports and exports change daily, disrupting trading operations from trading frequency to the pricing of lumber composites. Zooming out, at the speed and reach of the virus’s current form it could cause multiple challenges across the entire global wood supply chain.

In order to stay prepared join this panel as they discuss the impacts of COVID-19 in the industry, and how we can remain responsible as we navigate these times.


Workplace Response: COVID-19 How to Plan (A NAWLA Partner Webinar)

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 18 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT

Presenter: Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President, Affinity HR Group, Inc.

With the COVD-19 virus' impact on people and businesses growing more serious every day, many companies are left trying to figure out their best options for how to protect their employees, balance business needs, and satisfy client demands.

To help you prepare, Affinity HR Group has compiled some important information for you to consider. In this free webinar, they will:

  • Advise on how to manage sick, vulnerable and at-risk employees
  • Offer suggestions on establishing various PTO & sick leave scenarios
  • Cover work-from-home, leave-of-absence and other temporary workplace policies
  • Review federal and state laws that may impact your preparations

Most importantly, they will answer your questions as you craft your own response plan.

All registered participants will also receive Affinity HR Group's COVID-19 Workplace Response Plan.


Recent Stories
Spring Cleaning for Your HR Closet

Workforce Challenges for 2022: Recruit and Retain