COVID-19 in the Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Minimizing Liability

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Live Webinar | CEU Approved

  • 90 minutes

This webinar will provide an overview of an employer’s legal obligations to their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will discuss how to meet workplace safety,wage and hour, anti-discrimination and employee leave obligations, especially under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. You will gain some practical tips and helpful resources to consult as well.

Session Highlights:

  • 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

Why You Should Attend:

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

Who Should Attend:

  • HR Directors, all

  • HR Practitioners, 

  • CEO’s, 

  • Business Owners, 

  • Senior Managers, 

  • Leave Administrators, 

  • Benefits Administrators,  

  • CFO’s, 

  • Controllers, 

  • Payroll/Compensation Officers, 

  • In-House Counsel

You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Janette Frisch

Janette Frisch

Janette Levey Frisch has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems, before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.

Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs.

Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today.

Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

Janette has served on the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence. 

Janette 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, many others.

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This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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