Critical Employment Law Considerations for Office Reopenings

With the continuing rollout of vaccines and more widespread adoption of preventive measures, there appears to be some light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. Employers considering bringing employees back into physical office environments face a disparate array of federal, state and local rules and guidance affecting workplace safety and operations. To help navigate those treacherous waters, a recent Seward & Kissel program examined the current federal, state and local legal landscape; screening, testing and response protocols; vaccinations; employee reluctance to return to the office; and workplace claims and litigation. The program featured partners Mark D. Kotwick and Anne C. Patin, along with counsel Julia C. Spivack. This article examines the key takeaways from their presentation. See “Regulatory and Employment Concerns for Managers Reopening Their Offices” (Aug. 6, 2020).

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