WEBINAR: What Businesses Need to Know and Do Before Bringing Employees Back to Work
Kentucky is set to begin phased reopening, but whether businesses had completely shuttered through the stay-at-home order, moved to telework, or remained open under limitations, returning to more normal operations will require a review of policies and procedures to protect from legal liability. Although many return to work policies will be industry-specific, all businesses will have to consider medical screenings, cleaning protocols, privacy issues, training on new laws and how to deal with internal complaints.
Please join us Friday, May 15th at 11 a.m. as attorneys Cindy Effinger and Claire Vujanovic discuss best practices and legal liability issues in reopening businesses. This webinar is free and open to the public - feel free to share this event with your colleagues. Please RSVP by clicking the button at the top of this page.
This webinar will be presented in two thirty-minute segments:
Part I: Implementation of Policies and Procedures to Protect Businesses Returning to Operations
This section will focus on the policies and forms that need to be in place for the health and safety of employees, customers and vendors, and the policies that need to be in place to comply with the ever-changing legal landscape related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will include identifying a Pandemic Coordinator or Team to address specific issues related to sanitizing, privacy, infection control, recall plan, new or revised attendance policies, new or revised work from home policies, and the importance of training for supervisors related to new legal liabilities.
Part II: Potential Legal Exposure After Employees Return to Work
This section will focus on how businesses should properly handle leave requests, employee infections and exposure, internal complaints and department of labor complaints. We will discuss how OSHA, the NLRA and other existing laws are implicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing concerns and identify best practices for handling sick leave requests under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act. Each of these laws can form the basis of potential claims, and businesses should be aware of their obligations as well as their employees’ rights.