Unfortunately, once the immediate health and safety issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic appear to be in the rear-view mirror, the road ahead may be just as perilous. Last year, employers scrambled to quickly comply with stay-at-home orders, to trim staff through furloughs and RIFS, or to close their businesses entirely. Since then, they have stayed the course, implementing safety precautions such as requiring temperature checks and facemasks and extending furloughs and leaves – often cutting off continued pay and benefits. What actions did employers take (or not take) that now may leave them open to litigation? This program will discuss how employers can prepare for the coming wave of legal claims and take steps now that hopefully will minimize their ultimate liability.