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.
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.