2020 has thrown businesses across the nation a curveball! While many of us continue to work remotely, for the time being, it’s essential to begin thinking about the policies and procedures needed when the time comes to bring your workforce back to the office. To gain guidance, please join Jay J. Wang of Fox, Wang & Morgan for a one-and-a-half-hour Member-exclusive webinar designed to educate employers on return to work issues facing the business community in the age of COVID-19 as states and counties lift shelter-in-place orders. Jay also will discuss the guidance available to employers to return employees to business locations,and best practices employers may wish to implement to protect the health and safety of its workforce. Jay will also identify potential liability issues that could exist with COVID-19 infections so employers may prepare accordingly.
Register and obtain substantive discussion as to the following topics:
– Federal, state, and local guidelines related to re-opening work facilities and understanding how to comply with often differing or competing standards;
– Proper employer mitigation efforts to limit COVID-19 exposure, including continuation of working from home instructions, physical alterations to the workplace, and whether employers must or should require employees to don PPE;
– What to include in effective Return to Work policies;
– Federal laws of which employers must be aware and follow when testing or questioning employees as to COVID-19 symptoms, and what those symptoms are;
– Status and effect of legislative efforts to indemnify employers, and whether employee waivers may provide protection in lieu of new indemnification laws (be prepared for the bad news);
– What protections Workers’ Compensation exclusivity may have for employers, and state regulatory changes to determine fault for an employee’s on-the-job exposure to COVID-19; and
– Potential state tort causes of action from COVID-19 infection and potential defenses thereto.
This webinar will include a Q&A session, allowing Members to obtain spontaneous response from an actual, honest-to-goodness lawyer without getting charged a billable rate (even if it is not legal advice, and even if lawyers are not exactly hard to find; just look in any bush or under any rock, and you will most likely find one lurking!). See you there–with just the right amount of social distancing in place!