August 5, 2021

Volume XI, Number 217

Preparing Your Responses: How to Tackle Opening-Day Obstacles

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 is offering 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 fourth module in our toolkit focuses on preparedness for the opening-day obstacles you are likely to face as you bring your employees back to work.

Discussion topics include:

• Manager and employee training, including virtual training for teleworkers and adhering to social distancing protocols

• Handling employee complaints about safety and whistleblower protections

• Responding to ADA/disability accommodation requests, including remote work and extended absences

• OSHA reporting requirements and potential complaints

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.