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Employee Traveling Abroad? COVID-Related Obligations & Liabilities You Must Know Before Sending Employees on Business Travel - On-Demand

Employee Traveling Abroad? COVID-Related Obligations & Liabilities You Must Know Before Sending Employees on Business Travel - On-Demand

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Employee Traveling Abroad? COVID-Related Obligations & Liabilities You Must Know Before Sending Employees on Business Travel - On-Demand

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Length: 1 hour


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: As global business travel begins to resume, employers must be prepared. Attend this webinar to learn how to get your employees back to business travel safely and legally.



Throughout the pandemic the State Department has constantly been updating its list of “Travel Bans.” For example, on April 20 of this year, the U.S. added numerous countries to the State Department’s “Do Not Travel” list: Canada, Mexico, France, and Israel just to name a few. And while cries to have these bans lifted have fallen on deaf ears, at some point global business travel will resume and employers must be prepared.

Due to the increasingly high levels of COVID-19 in some regions of the world, these bans are recommendations, but do not actually make travel illegal. Instead, these bans reflect the amount of risk involved in business travel and employers should take notice.

Employers must also consider other factors which can include a travel companion testing positive for COVID-19, staying at a resort where multiple cases have been logged, or even legal liability if you force an employee to travel against his or her objections.

Attend this webinar to learn how to get your employees back to business travel safely and legally.

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

  • Make informed decisions about employee travel abroad
  • Answer employee questions and respond to employee fears about traveling abroad
  • Limit potential legal issues
  • Develop a plan for safe and comfortable return to work travel

About Your Presenter

Karen A. Whitley, Esq.Karen A. Whitley, Esq.
Sheehan Phinney

Karen A. Whitley serves on the Sheehan Phinney’s Management Committee as the ‘At Large’ member for Boston. She is also a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. She focuses her practice on management-side employment litigation and counseling, including discrimination, wage and hour, and restrictive covenant proceedings. She values working closely with HR professionals and in-house counsel to develop a practical business approach to thorny employment law issues.

Whitley advises employers on legal compliance in all phases of the employment relationship, conducts sensitive internal investigations, and provides proactive training to management and staff on cutting edge issues. She provides employment law advice arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and helps employers protect their proprietary data through the enforcement of restrictive covenants and other policies.

Whitley maintains an active practice before antidiscrimination agencies and trial courts on behalf of private employers in the banking, insurance, recruiting, education, hospitality, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. She has been a trusted advisor to small start-up businesses, midsize organizations, and multinational companies to ensure adherence with numerous federal and state laws, including the FLSA, ADA, ACA, FMLA, WARN Act, COBRA, and similar state laws.

Credit Information

HR Certification Institute HRCI
SHRM Preferred Provider

HR CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute® for review.

Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at www.shrm.org/certification.
The On-Demand credits expire 12/31/21.