Many states are releasing their plans to reopen businesses and lift stay-at-home orders. There are many important considerations for employers to take into account while planning their return to work. Porter Wright’s Labor & Employment Department developed a checklist of issues to consider for a safe and productive return to work. You can find that checklist here.

Our team will also present two webinars tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6:

  • How to Recall Your Workforce & Create Social Distancing Policies: Our attorneys discuss communicating the rehiring process to employees and identifying risks you should avoid when deciding which employees to bring back. Attorneys Avi Allen and Adam Bennett will also review how to create and communicate a social distancing policy to employees to mitigate liability.
    • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 10:00am.
    • Click here to register.
  • How to Screen for COVID-19 Symptoms & Accommodate High-Risk Employees: Porter Wright attorneys Caroline Gentry and Arlsan Sheikh will address employee management when they have returned to work. We will address the requirements and best practices for screening and monitoring employees in the workplace as well as ways to accommodate high-risk individuals who are unable to or refuse to return to work.
    • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 1:00pm.
    • Click here to register.

Information about COVID-19 and its impact on local, state and federal levels is changing rapidly. This article may not reflect updates to news, executive orders, legislation and regulations made after its publication date. Visit our COVID-19 resource page to find the most current information.

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Mike Underwood represents employers in all major areas of labor and employment law. His practice includes defending employers in discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation. Mike also represents employers in collective bargaining and arbitration cases. He advises on OSHA, COBRA compliance and affirmative action.

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Diane Reichwein has represented employers throughout Ohio and nationally, providing a full range of employment law-related services to her clients. She has considerable experience defending employers in litigation matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and employment tort cases.

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Brian Hall partners with employers of all sizes – from small family-owned businesses to multi-national Fortune 500 companies – to help them effectively manage the issues they face on a daily basis in an increasingly regulated workplace. Brian focuses much of his practice…

Brian Hall partners with employers of all sizes – from small family-owned businesses to multi-national Fortune 500 companies – to help them effectively manage the issues they face on a daily basis in an increasingly regulated workplace. Brian focuses much of his practice on educating and assisting employers in their use of 21st century technology in their workplaces and its impact on cybersecurity, employee privacy, and trade secret protection.