Return-to-Work Considerations for Employers - Webinar (RECORDING AVAILABLE)

Date: May 07, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Please join partners Deborah S. Brenneman, John Wymer and M. Scott Young for a webinar focusing on the array of issues that employers should consider as they prepare to reopen their workplaces.

State governments and federal agencies such as the EEOC and OSHA, among others, are all issuing new guidance and orders, which may overlap or conflict with each other and existing statutory regulations. In addition, employers are confronting novel questions where the answer or best practice may differ based on their location, the demographics of their workforce, and the industry in which they operate.

The questions and topics that we will address include:

  • What if an employee prefers to remain furloughed and collect enhanced unemployment compensation benefits?
  • How do we deal with employees who refuse, or are reluctant, to return to work for fear of catching the virus?
  • What specifically can/should we do to protect returning employees, customers, vendors and other third parties?
  • What issues should we consider when deciding what safety measures to implement in our workplace in response to the virus?
  • How do we address these issues in a unionized workforce?
  • Should we designate someone (with appropriate background and expertise) with overall responsibility for return-to-work protocols and enforcement?
  • If an employee reports that they have the virus, do we have reporting or other obligations? What is our potential liability exposure?

Please register online to receive instructions for joining the webinar.