OSHA Complaints and Wrongful Death Suits: Defending Claims Arising Out of COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace



Date & Time

Start Date: 09/10/2020
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 2:00 pm EST


Employers face a two-front battle in relation to defending legal claims related to employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. OSHA has already received tens of thousands of complaints, and many employers will face potential investigations from state and federal safety authorities in the months ahead. Although many states are passing liability shields for employers, there is still the prospect for wrongful death lawsuits on the horizon for many frontline employers who have experienced a large number of employee cases. This webinar will provide practical guidance on defending these claims including:

  • Practical guidance on recording employee COVID-19 cases on OSHA 300 Logs and best practices for employer investigations into the source of positive employee cases
  • Guidance on responding to OSHA inquiries related to complaints about COVID-19 exposure
  • Latest update on federal and state laws limiting liability for exposure and the use of waivers and notices in the workplace
  • Workers’ compensation preemption of employee lawsuits and state law exceptions for wrongful death claims

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David L. Barron



(713) 750-3132

John S. Ho

Co-Chair, OSHA-Workplace Safety Practice


(212) 883-4927

Walter M. Stella



(415) 262-8339

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