Return to Work Virtual Toolkit for Employers: Preparing for the Unknown: How to Anticipate and Address Future Workplace Problems


The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented strain on organizations of all sizes across all industries. The uncertainty of the “new normal” is leading some employers to consider extreme, and often unnecessary, new policies in anticipation of the eventual return to work. To properly navigate the complexities of these novel COVID-19 employment issues, you need innovative but practical solutions.

In response to the challenges that employers now face, McDermott developed a six-part webinar series that will take a deep dive into all of the issues at stake–from workplace safety to employee privacy, as well as strategies to mitigate risk and respond to the inevitable surge in litigation. By the end of our program, you will possess the tools necessary to bring actionable solutions back to your organization and protect your most critical assets: people and reputation.

The fifth module in our toolkit focuses on strategies to anticipate and address future workplace problems once your employees return to work.

Discussion topics include:

  • How to handle an employee testing positive for COVID-19, including notifying other employees, maintaining privacy and handling logistics (e.g., emergency sanitization, absences, return to work after diagnosis)
  • Protocols to prepare for Phase II, including shutting down your business completely due to an outbreak or operating in a limited capacity
  • Preparing for audits, specifically those associated with the FFCRA and the PPP

We will also conduct a Q&A session with the speakers at the end of the webinar. Please submit your questions in advance during registration.

Our series continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (EDT).

MCLE credit is pending in California, Illinois and New York. A Multi-Jurisdiction Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting MCLE credit in all other jurisdictions. To be eligible to earn a CLE certificate, you must attend the entire webinar. Credit for partial attendance will not be provided.

Registration Information

Thursday, May 28, 2020
12:00 pm EDT

Zoom Webinar

Details will be sent upon registration.