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Webinar: Managing Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace

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As the Coronavirus continues to spread, employers are faced with numerous challenges in attempting to manage potential workplace infections as well as justified employee concerns for their safety. Those challenges include:

  • Deciding whether an employee can be sent home because of apparent or actual illness, or even as a result of potential exposure to the virus
  • Addressing co-worker refusals to work with an employee who is apparently ill or who may have been exposed to the Coronavirus
  • Advising employees about best practices to reduce the likelihood of infections in the workplace
  • Counseling employees who refuse to come to work because of fear about contracting COVID-19

During this webinar program, we will explore these questions and discuss what duty employers have to protect employees from the disease, what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising, what Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) obligations may exist, the impact of reasonable accommodations and what personnel policies may be implicated, and whether updates to employer policies are in order. Other issues raised revolve around travel restrictions, compensation problems for employees who do miss work, voluntarily or otherwise, and how best to communicate with employees about this evolving situation. 

Please submit questions in advance to sminjoe@dykema.com.   

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Speakers: James F. Hermon, Member, Detroit; Daniel R. Stern, Member, San Antonio

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HRCI eligibility will be determined after the program. If HRCI accredited, we provide Certificates of Attendance to all attendees who return a completed Record of Attendance. Please contact Sarah Minjoe at sminjoe@dykema.com with questions.