When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID

COVID Positive

Millions of Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus, so it's likely some of your employees will become infected in the coming months. Do you know exactly how your organization MUST respond – for safety and legal reasons?

Whether your employees are working remotely, still on site or some sort of combination of the two, your HR and leadership team needs a practical strategy for how to respond when COVID-19 lands in your workplace.

On Thursday, October 29, this new webinar will provide an in-depth, step-by-step plan for handling a positive COVID test or an employee showing symptoms. You'll discover how to keep your workplace safe while staying in compliance with all the related laws (FMLA, ADA, workers' comp, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and more).

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In just 75 minutes, nationally recognized attorney Jon Hyman, author of the popular Coronavirus Law Blog, will train your team on:

  • The exact steps to take when an employee tests positive
  • The proper leave of absence options you'll have to provide the employee
  • Your requirements to ensure compliance with the FFCRA, FMLA, ADA and other laws
  • Your duty to conduct contact tracing to identify and isolate affected co-workers and customers
  • Your recording and reporting requirements … workers' comp? OSHA? CDC? State and local health departments?
  • How to communicate to employees about the positive test (we'll provide you with a legally safe sample email)
  • Steps you must take to clean and disinfect your workplace after a confirmed COVID case
  • Answers to your questions about specific COVID-19 issues in your workplace

COVID-19 coming to your workplace isn't an "if" thing … it's a "when" thing. And one wrong move could lead to additional infections, the closing down of your operations, plus a legal and PR nightmare.

On October 29, discover a step-by-step, legally smart response to a positive coronavirus test that keeps your employees safe from the virus … and your organization safe from legal trouble.



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
The HR Law Weekly

book coversP.S. Registration Bonuses. Everyone who signs up will receive our new special report, The Employer Response to Coronavirus: A Practical and Legal Approach to Employee Leave, Productivity, Safety and More, which provides the pandemic-specific advice you need, all in one place. Compiled by our attorneys and HR experts, the 40-page report provided virus-related advice on employee leave, safety, medical inquiries, insurance, IT issues, layoffs and more. Plus, you'll receive Jon Hyman's sample letter that you can email to all employees if an employee tests positive for COVID-19 in your workplace. The letter will help you cover all the right legal bases and ease employees' minds.

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 When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID 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 bonuses are yours to keep.

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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 MSNBC.com 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.

Credit Hours:

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  • Thursday, October 29th
  • 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.