The ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic has produced new workplace pressures, heightened risks and created greater potential challenges from employees, key stakeholders and government agencies. With regulations that vary by jurisdiction, and state and federal requirements that change constantly, you must be strategic and agile in protecting your business, people and reputation.
Our pandemic response capabilities encompass vaccine rollout counsel, remote worker and return-to-work strategy sessions, and tactics to mitigate employment litigation risk. Our solutions are practical and tailored to your needs around the globe.
You can also visit our Coronavirus Resource Center, where our multi-disciplinary team will keep you informed of recent developments and provide comprehensive insights to help you through the crisis and beyond.
COVID-19 Vaccines: Addressing Novel Employment Issues
As vaccines become more widely available around the globe, you will need to implement procedures to mitigate risk and address new issues arising around workforce access to the vaccine, whether to mandate it and more.
Across industries and jurisdictions, we are following legal trends and can provide forward-looking counsel and actionable solutions as you consider next steps for helping or encouraging employees to receive the vaccine in a scalable, safe and legally compliant way. For employers considering whether and how to establish an employer-hosted vaccine site, our employment and health teams partner to help you strategically develop a closed point of dispensing (CPOD).
For high-level insights around the practical and legal factors involved in requiring the vaccine for your workforce, making exceptions, navigating union issues and more, our team has compiled a video answering commonly asked questions.
COVID-19 Return-to-Work Executive Strategy Sessions
As you make plans and prepare employees for permanent remote work situations, hoteling or a phased return to work, we can advise your C-Suite, executives and senior leadership on strategies and solutions tailored to your business needs.
Our team will facilitate a virtual meeting to assess your current policies and areas of risk. We help you identify and consider available remote work or return-to-work options, and based on your priorities, we develop next steps and resources so you can take decisive action in implementing new policies and remote or return-to-work plans.
Under normal circumstances or novel conditions created by the pandemic, you can turn to us for sophisticated counsel, dedicated attention and decisive action to help you mitigate risk and protect your people and reputation.
COVID-19 Employment Litigation
The “new normal” created by the pandemic has also given rise to legal landmines in the workplace, including new health and safety standards, workforce reductions and adjustments to a remote and mobile work environment. These sudden changes, and your response, fuel an increased risk of employment-related litigation.
Our experienced employment litigation team and leading class action specialists can provide insights to help you identify and avoid COVID-19-related employment issues.
Using our team’s deep sector-specific knowledge, we assess your business goals and develop a comprehensive risk mitigation strategy, including updated policies customized for your business. Through those policies, we ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as CDC and OSHA guidelines.
We also conduct employee trainings to address health and safety issues, harassment, discrimination and other related concerns, along with creating a clear process for management to identify and resolve any issues and minimize the exposure of a potential lawsuit.