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Transitioning Employees From Remote to In-Person Work - On-Demand

Transitioning Employees From Remote to In-Person Work - On-Demand

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Transitioning Employees From Remote to In-Person Work - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: This webinar provides timely advice on recalling employees to the workplace as New Jersey moves into Stage 2 of its re-opening plan. It is important for employers to effectively plan return-to-work strategies, while navigating through a myriad of employment discrimination, leave, and disability-accommodation laws.



This webinar provides timely advice on recalling employees to the workplace as New Jersey moves into Stage 2 of its re-opening plan. It is important for employers to effectively plan return-to-work strategies, while navigating through a myriad of employment discrimination, leave, and disability-accommodation laws.

We will focus on:

  • Relevant and applicable cases regarding discrimination, leave and disability accommodations, the current climate regarding judicial decisions on these issues, and tips on how employers can minimize legal exposure.
  • Factors to consider when returning employees to the workplace, including non-discriminatory criteria for selection/recalling.
  • Employer options regarding employee refusal to return to the workplace.
  • Employer responsibility in the event that an employee requests a medical accommodation in light of Covid-19, including tips on effectively engaging in the interactive process.
  • New EEOC Guidance on the employer’s treatment of employees based on pregnancy and age in relation to risks of COVID-19 related complications.
  • Whether certain employees should be permitted to work from home.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will:

  • Be able to begin their return-to-work plans/policies.
  • Understand how and when to comply with laws allowing employees to continue to work from home or take leave in lieu of returning to the worksite.
  • Understand when an employee does not have a protected right to continue to telecommute (discipline and termination issues).
  • Know how to deal with requests from employees that due to pre-existing medical conditions are a high-risk for Covid-19 related complications.
  • Know how to recall employees and considerations for the new work environment.
  • Be able to spot employee issues that can lead to lawsuits. 

About Your Presenter

Brigette N. Eagan, Esq.Brigette N. Eagan, Esq.

Ms. Eagan is Counsel at Genova Burns and is a member of the Firm’s Employment Law & Litigation and Human Resources Counseling & Compliance Groups.  She recently gained attention from her recent publication in ROI-NJ in February 2020. Click here for the article: https://www.roi-nj.com/2020/02/13/opinion/how-to-be-a-rainmaker-by-a-lawyer-who-is-not-one/.

Ms. Eagan counsels employers, in-house counsel, and Human Resources on employment issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Families First Corona Virus Relief Act, the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (requests for leave due to school/daycare/camp closures), the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Laws (Covid-19 leave requests for employee self-care or care for family members), EEOC Guidance and employer strategies for minimizing risk when dealing with high-risk employees vulnerable to Covid-19 related complications (pregnant employees, employees age 65 and older, employees with underlying health conditions), employer options for employees objecting to return to work from telecommuting/Covid-19 leave, terminations/employee discipline with a sensitivity to employer risk and exposure, medical marijuana issues in the workplace, leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act and analogous state laws, accommodation requests under the Americans With Disabilities Act, compliance issues relating to background checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar ban-the-box laws, state and federal employment and wage and hour laws, reductions in force/furlough planning and implementation, confidentiality/non-competition, and severance agreements, and drafting company handbooks/policies.


Sharina Rodriguez, Esq.Sharina Rodriguez, Esq.

Sharina Rodriguez is an Associate in the Firm's Newark, NJ office and a member of the Employment Law & Litigation Practice.  She is certified by the National Employment Law Institute in ADA/Rehabilitation Act compliance.

Prior to her tenure at Genova Burns, Ms. Rodriguez worked as a paralegal at a law firm specializing in criminal defense and municipal court matters.

Ms. Rodriguez received her Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Montclair State University. During law school, she was a student attorney for the Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic, where she provided legal representation and counseling to existing and emerging business entities in the areas of corporate and employment law.