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August 4, 2020 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: Complimentary but limited in In-House Counsel

Overview (Program Summary)

As employers and their employees emerge from “stay at home” orders and return to pre-pandemic operations -- either ending remote work or ending furloughs -- businesses are facing numerous issues. Will employees be reluctant to return to a workplace environment? How does an employer manage the workplace with social distancing, face coverings and shared work spaces? This panel of in-house counsel, employment attorneys and litigators will address issues to consider in the return-to-work process, proactive measures to avoid litigation, and the emerging employment-related litigation risks. Long after the last mask is discarded, these topics will resonate:

•    Analyzing the latest guidance from the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, OSHA, and the CDC;
•    Assisting vulnerable employees and those with childcare challenges if schools remain closed;
•    Responding when employees refuse to return to work;
•    Testing employees and contact tracing with a positive COVID-19 case;
•    Exploring legislative liability waivers related to COVID-19;
•    Requesting COVID-19 waivers from employees, visitors and clients;
•    Understanding the interplay between return to work and workers’ compensation claims;
•    Reducing litigation risk through positive employee relations.

Interest Area(s): Employment and Labor


Anna Wermuth, Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Department, Cozen O’Connor [moderator]

Jeremy Glenn, Chicago Office Managing Partner, Cozen O’Connor

Chris Hennessy, Member, Cozen O’Connor

Sepidah Smith, Senior Counsel, CDW Corporation

Melanie Stewart, Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, ADM


Participants seeking MCLE credit must participate for the full 60-minute program and provide their IL Bar number during registration.

By registering, you agree that your name and email address will be provided for one-time use to the Sponsor (for virtual meeting management).

Once registered, you will receive an email with a unique link to connect to the webinar.


Credits: 1 Hour
State: Illinois
Category: General

Contact (RSVP)

Lisa Carreras, Executive Administrator

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