Cutting-Edge Return to Work Issues in the Evolving World of COVID-19

Presented by Jeremy J. Glenn, Christopher S. Hennessy, and Anna Wermuth
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor

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.

Attendance is complimentary but limited to ACC members, in-house prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.

CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, NV, and CA.

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About the Presenter

Cozen O'Connor

A first generation firm established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor is a nationally recognized law firm with approximately 750 attorneys in 29 offices in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Ranked among the top law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has gained a national reputation for quality representation of clients in business and litigation matters. Our attorneys handle the most challenging matters for a diverse roster of clients that spans virtually every industry. In an industry built...

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