The Coming Wave of Coronavirus Lawsuits: How to Stay out of Court

"Wave of virus litigation hits businesses across the U.S."

– The Washington Post

Coronavirus Lawsuits

Your first wave of COVID-19 concern was your staff's health and safety. The second wave was compliance. And the next wave – a tidal wave – is litigation.

Employers and HR beware: With every new legal obligation – new leave laws, safety requirements, wage rules – comes the consequence of noncompliance and legal action. And employees aren't being shy about filing legal claims, especially when so many are unemployed and have little to lose (and a lot to gain) by pursuing litigation.

As The Washington Post notes: "Hundreds of lawsuits stemming from the coronavirus pandemic are rapidly amassing in state and federal courts … Complaints reach across industries and state lines, with some seeking significant monetary damages."

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On Thursday, June 11, discover the most likely areas of litigation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the concrete, practical steps your organization should take NOW to prevent liability.

In just 75 minutes, nationally recognized attorney Jon Hyman, author of the popular Coronavirus Law Blog, will explain how to avoid the top trigger points for employee lawsuits, including:

  • Wage-and-hour risks from employees, including those working remotely
  • Failing to accommodate employees who are at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19
  • The hidden risks of layoffs and failing to reinstate employees after leave
  • Lawsuits relating to age and underlying medical issues
  • Failing to provide the correct amount of leave under the new FFCRA
  • The tricky handling of working parents – must you give them special consideration for leave and return-to-work (especially if school/day care is closed)?
  • How OSHA and the NLRA protect employees who raise safety concerns
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The bottom line: You've been forced to quickly learn a maze of new laws (the FFCRA, the CARES Act, PPP) and make tough decisions balancing employees' health and business demands. Now it's your job to avoid the coming "wave of virus litigation.”

On June 11, discover your organization's coronavirus vulnerability and learn the practical steps to avoid and manage this new legal risk.



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
The HR Law Weekly

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The HR Law Weekly newsletterP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive 5 issues of The HR Law Weekly newsletter. Every Wednesday, our team of attorneys and HR pros reviews the latest case law and regulations that may impact you. We'll also show you how to "lawsuit-proof" your HR practices – from avoiding handbook mistakes to training managers on hiring and firing the right way, and much more. To make sure you continue to benefit from this advice, we'll keep The HR Law Weekly coming for just $79/quarter until you tell us "no, thanks."

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About Your Speaker:


Jon Hyman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group at Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis in Cleveland, Ohio, and the leader of the firm's Coronavirus Response Team. Jon applies his more than two decades of experience to help employers proactively solve their workplace problems. Jon serves as "outside in-house counsel” for businesses on employment law and HR issues, and defends companies in a variety of employment-law disputes in front of state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Jon is the author of the Ohio Employer Law Blog (NKA the Coronavirus Law Blog) and a national authority on employment law. He has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and and appeared on Fox Business News, NPR, and Huffington Post Live. Finally, when Jon is not working to save employers, he's working as an unpaid roadie for his kids' aspiring rock 'n' roll careers.

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  • Thursday, June 11th
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.