Employees Refusing to Return to Work for Fear Of COVID-19: What Rights Do Employees Have and What is an Employer to Do

$95.00

CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

In this webinar, we will discuss a common issue with which employers are faced: employee fear of COVID-19 in the workplace. Do employees have the right to simply refuse to return to work because they are afraid of catching COVID-19? Or because they or one of their family members are high risk? Employees may have rights entitling them to certain time off depending on a number of legal and practical risks and considerations. We will discuss best practices in how employers may analyze and manage those risks and considerations.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements and guidance pertaining to employee safety in the workplace and employee rights to refuse work.
• Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and considerations pertaining to covered disabilities, interactive dialogues, and reasonable accommodations.
• Federal paid leave law applicable to “concerns related to COVID-19” and possibly applicable state/local paid leave laws.
• State unemployment considerations pertaining to employee refusals to return to work based on fear of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Date / Time: October 1, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 24 hours after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: August 21, 2020

Taylor E. White | Foley & Lardner LLP

Taylor E. White is a Senior Counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. In that role, he advocates for employers and managers in courts and conference rooms throughout the United States. His practice includes representation of his clients in single-plaintiff employment litigation, trade secrets and restrictive covenant matters, and occupational safety and health matters, and the provision of day-to-day advice and counsel to in house counsel, managers, and human resources professionals involving various employment issues.
 
 

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I. Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements and guidance pertaining to employee safety in the workplace and employee rights to refuse work. 2:00-2:15

II. Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and considerations pertaining to covered disabilities, interactive dialogues, and reasonable accommodations. 2:15-2:30

III. Federal paid leave law applicable to “concerns related to COVID-19” and possibly applicable state/local paid leave laws. 2:30-2:45

IV. State unemployment considerations pertaining to employee refusals to return to work based on fear of COVID-19 in the workplace. 2:45-3:00