Cutting-Edge Return to Work Issues in the Evolving World of COVID-19



Date & Time

Start Date: 08/04/2020
Start Time: 11:30 am
End Time: 12:30 pm CDT


As employers and their employees emerge from “stay at home” orders and return to pre-pandemic operations -- either ending remote work or ending furloughs -- businesses are facing numerous issues. Will employees be reluctant to return to a workplace environment? How does an employer manage the workplace with social distancing, face coverings and shared work spaces? This panel of in-house counsel, employment attorneys and litigators will address issues to consider in the return-to-work process, proactive measures to avoid litigation, and the emerging employment-related litigation risks. Long after the last mask is discarded, these topics will resonate:

  • Analyzing the latest guidance from the city of Chicago, state of Illinois, OSHA, and the CDC;
  • Assisting vulnerable employees and those with childcare challenges if schools remain closed;
  • Responding when employees refuse to return to work;
  • Testing employees and contact tracing with a positive COVID-19 case;
  • Exploring legislative liability waivers related to COVID-19;
  • Requesting COVID-19 waivers from employees, visitors, and clients;
  • Understanding the interplay between return to work and workers’ compensation claims;
  • Reducing litigation risk through positive employee relations.

Attendance is complimentary but limited to ACC members, in-house prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.

CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, NV, and CA.



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Jeremy J. Glenn


(312) 474-7981

Christopher S. Hennessy


(312) 474-4493

Anna Wermuth

Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Department

(312) 474-7876

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