Open for Business: Navigating an Employer’s Legal and Safety Obligations

Back to Work

While some states are lifting their shutdown orders on businesses, others are tightening restrictions again. And your local rules may be different than your state's rules, which may differ from what the CDC is recommending.

What kind of testing and PPE are you required to offer? How should you adjust your schedules and facility? What if employees want to continue working remotely? What's your liability if a worker gets sick? What about vendors, customers and clients?

It's clear that you can't just swing the door open and hope for the best. Every process in your organization needs to be rethought, because each step carries huge potential safety and legal risks. (The lawsuits are already coming fast!)

On Friday, August 14, discover the answers to the questions that are keeping employers and HR up at night. This new webinar will give you expert advice for legal compliance when implementing your return-to-work plans – and make recommendations for how to keep employees safe in the process. You can't afford to make mistakes.

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This training session by Dan Kaplan, a partner and co-chair of Foley & Lardner's national labor and employment practice group, and key member of the firm's Coronavirus Task Force, will teach you:

  • A phased-in strategy to open and operate safely and legally
  • Legal requirements for PPE, cleaning, hygiene and social distancing
  • When and how to conduct testing (COVID tests, antibody tests, temperature checks) … and how to respond when an employee tests positive
  • Best practices for operational changes (shift changes, workplace layout, etc.)
  • How to comply with the new emergency leave laws
  • When you can require employees to come to work … or to stay at home
  • How to handle all those remote employees … can they demand telecommuting options until a vaccine arrives?
  • How to bring back employees after layoffs
  • Which rights employees can demand as an ADA accommodation
  • New OSHA records you must keep (illnesses? testing results? safety measures?)
  • Other considerations like contact tracing and future immunity certificates

Plus, you'll be able to ask Dan your specific questions about reopening challenges in your workplace.

Mistakes on any of these important points can lead to big-time safety, health or legal troubles in your workplace. Join us on August 14 to learn how to stay in legal compliance while creating a safe and healthy workplace for your employees and customers.



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."

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Open for Business fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials, 5 issues of The HR Law Weekly and registration bonus are yours to keep.

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About Your Speaker:


Dan Kaplan is a partner with Foley & Lardner in its Madison, Wis. office, co-chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, and a leader on the firm's Coronavirus Task Force. He counsels employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship and has experience litigating before federal and state agencies, state courts and federal courts throughout the country. He works extensively with employers on wage & hour litigation, employee leave issues and OSHA compliance. Dan is a well-known national speaker on employment law issues and he serves as moderator of the annual HR Specialist Summit.

Credit Hours:

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  • Friday, August 14th
  • 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.