Free Webinar: Updated COVID-19 Information for Employers, HR Administrators, Risk Managers and Claims Adjusters
Friday, January 15, 2021
10:00 am Pacific Standard Time
Please join Bernadette M. O’Brien, Esq., SPHR and Senior Partner Amanda A. Manukian, Esq., as they host another informative webinar focusing on updated COVID-19 information as it impacts workers’ compensation and employment law.
- What workplace laws may be triggered by COVID-19, and what are the updates?
- A review of potential workers’ compensation issues related to COVID-19, including: A possible presumption that a COVID-19 exposure or positive test is employment-related for essential workers; will there be a surge in COVID-19 WC claims; what about 132a claims and discrimination against an infected employee or employee who is perceived to have COVID-19; defense strategies including “ubiquitous vs. peculiar risk doctrine”; practical guidance for claims adjusters and employers on handling COVID-19 claims;
- What leave may an employee be entitled to who is ill, or who needs to care for a family member who is ill with COVID-19, and what are the updates?
- What does the new federal law, “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, provide for eligible employees in terms of paid sick leave and family and medical leave?
- What leave may be required for parents with children home from school?
- Can employers require that an employee’s temperature be taken before beginning their work shift?
- Can employers send employees home who appear sick with a cold or flu?
- Can employers require a release to return to work from an employee if COVID-19 is suspected and the employee is requesting to return to work?
- If the workforce shuts down, must employees be paid, and what about benefits?
- Information on workers who are 65 and older or at a higher risk for exposure to coronavirus;
- Guidance on responding to employees who are concerned that a co-worker has COVID-19, or who do not want to report to work because of coronavirus fear, or who request to work remotely;
- Considerations for a remote workforce;
- Furloughs versus layoffs, the WARN Act and CARES;
- New developments on COVID-19 information and resources;
- An analysis by our panel of experts on four workers’ compensation claims scenarios, including defense strategies;
- A review of the leave that an employee may be entitled to who is ill, or who needs to care for a family member who is ill with COVID-19;
- New COVID-19 developments impacting the workplace;
- Updated information on the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” and local ordinances requiring paid leave for employees.
Do not miss this important discussion!
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