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Minimizing Labor & Employment Litigation in the Coronavirus Pandemic - On-Demand

Minimizing Labor & Employment Litigation in the Coronavirus Pandemic - On-Demand

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Minimizing Labor & Employment Litigation in the Coronavirus Pandemic - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: During this webinar, you will learn how to identify and prepare for potential risks from COVID-19-related labor and employment litigation.



As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the nation, many employers were forced to react quickly to protect employees and to comply with numerous state and local directives.  Many businesses were closed altogether during the initial spike, and states have just recently started to allow employees to return to work.  Employers must continue to adapt swiftly to this unprecedented situation.  It is essential for employers to have a thorough understanding of the current guidance as employees return to work, and to prepare their workplaces accordingly. 

Further, the pandemic has brought a wave of COVID-19 related lawsuits.  To date, almost 200 employment-specific lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts seeking redress for issues arising from remote work, safety and hygiene requirements, furloughs and layoffs, discrimination, and other matters.  Employers should be staying current on COVID-19 litigation trends and how to minimize the risk of such litigation. 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize potential labor and employment litigation risks in the COVID-19 era. 
  • Discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the workplace and recognize long-term changes. 
  • Review current COVID-19 protocols and identify potential changes to prepare the workplace for the “new normal.” 
  • Understand risks associated with employees returning to work and with a potential second wave.
  • Identify resources to keep abreast of changes in COVID-19 guidance. 
  • And much more!

About Your Presenters

Gregory Abrams
Gregory Abrams is a partner in the Chicago office of Faegre Drinker, Biddle, & Reath LLP.  Gregory regularly defends companies in a full range of employment cases, including representing employers in complex, class-wide, and systemic litigation.  He counsels clients on a wide range of matters including drug and alcohol testing, criminal background checks, covenants not to compete, wage and hour laws, and employee discipline and termination. 

Jill Zender
Jill Zender is counsel in the Denver office of Faegre Drinker.  Jill advises clients on a broad array of employment law issues, conducts training and workplace investigations, and prepares various employment documents for employers.  She is experienced in business and civil litigation, and has represented clients in jury and bench trials, mediations, arbitrations, and appeals.

Taylor Haran
Taylor Haran is an associate in the Chicago office of Faegre Drinker.  Taylor defends employers in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class and collective claims brought by current and former personnel.