Dealing with COVID-19 in the Workplace: An Employer’s Guide

Course Description:

The Coronavirus may have brought much of the world as we know it to a temporary halt. Employment laws, and employers’ obligations, however, are not on hold.

Employers still have an obligation to provide their employees a safe, workplace, free of harassment and discrimination. Employers are still required to make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

But how does an employer meet these seemingly competing interests?

With Congress just having passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and some States looking to file suit, the legal landscape has changed and may continue to change for a while.

In this webinar we will explore those and other issues relevant to employers in today’s climate.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • When you can and can’t require employees to be tested:
  • Wage and hour law compliance including remote work requirements and potential shutdowns or furloughs
  • Sick leave and other leaves of absence, including when and how employers must provide sick leave or other statutory leaves of absence for employees affected by coronavirus
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Employee privacy, including when an employer can request health-related information from employees and when and how an employer can communicate with employees about a diagnosed case in the workplace
  • Potential employer liability to employees who become infected by COVID-19 at work

Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Directors
  • All HR Practitioners
  • CEO’s
  • Business Owners
  • Senior Managers
  • Leave Administrators
  • Benefits Administrators
  • CFO’s
  • Controllers
  • Payroll/Compensation Officers
  • In-House Counsel

Our Speaker

Janette Levey Frisch

Janette Levey Frisch is an attorney with more than 20 years’ legal experience. She works with employers on most employment law issues to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. She authors the firm’s weekly blog, where she discusses issues impacting employers today. She has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Ms. Frisch has also spoken and trained on topics, such as criminal background checks in the hiring process, joint employment, severance arrangements, pre-employment screening among many others. She is licensed in New Jersey and New York. In addition, she serves as a Legal Wellness Professional to employers outside New Jersey and New York on almost all federal employment law issues, to enable employees to address workplace challenges before they escalate to litigation or costly audits. Ms. Frisch is also a contributor to the recently released book, “Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition,” published by John Wiley and Sons, and authored by David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska.

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