This program will address the legal rights and obligations of employers facing COVID-19 complaints about health and safety in the workplace. Since the start of the pandemic, OSHA and similar state agencies have fielded thousands of complaints about COVID related workplace safety issues. Employees – alone and collectively -- have brought lawsuits on numerous statutory and common law theories, and many have gone to the press or to social media to publicize their concerns. Unions, too, have been active in this space, spurring walk outs and other job actions to protest what they see as dangerous working conditions, especially in the health care and essential industry sectors. This program will help employers prepare for and respond to these complaints. Among the topics we will address are: responding to OSHA; state and local agency intervention; whistleblower and retaliation situations; protected, concerted activity; wrongful discharge ; as well as the use of liability waivers and legislation limiting businesses’ liability for COVID related matters.

Date & Time

Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET


Louis Chodoff, Partner, Labor and Employment
Denise Keyser, Partner, Labor and Employment
Karli Lubin, Associate, Labor and Employment

This program is approved for 1.5 CLE credits in CA, NY, & PA; 1.8 NJ; and 1.5 SHRM credits. HRCI and credits are pending. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will also be provided for the purpose of seeking credit in other jurisdictions.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact