Coronavirus Lawsuits:
How to Stay out of Court

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

– The Washington Post

Coronavirus Lawsuits

  • A Texas man sued, saying he wasn't allowed to keep teleworking after the office reopened
  • A Kentucky worker sued after being fired for complaining about a lack of face masks at work
  • An older New York employee sued, saying he was laid off because he was in a "vulnerable” COVID age group

Thousands of coronavirus-related lawsuits like these are piling up in U.S. courts. As one lawyer said, "It will be open season on employers."

Is your organization prepared to handle a COVID claim?

Do you know how to prevent them?

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On Wednesday, September 16, discover the most common 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
  • Knowing when you must accommodate employee medical concerns (or fears of infection) – and when you can legally terminate
  • 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)?
  • Prospects for COVID lawsuit immunity from Congress (hint: not very likely)
  • 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 and guidelines (new leave laws, safety requirements, wage rules) and make tough decisions balancing employees' health and business demands. 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.

It's your job to avoid this new "wave of virus litigation."

On September 16, 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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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.

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  • Wednesday, September 16th
  • 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.