ZOOM Meeting: Best Practices to Minimize Spread and Potential Liability
Re-Opening: Best Practices to Minimize Both the Spread of COVID-19 and Potential Liability.
All businesses have an obligation to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In addition, as employers, they have a legal obligation to their workers to provide a safe workplace, free from recognized hazards. Companies should be following federal, state and local guidance, both to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to try to minimize their liability. That includes adopting a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, and establishing other protocols, procedures and documentation. In addition, many small businesses are struggling with leave issues under the Families First Coronavirus Act. Karen Buesing will share best practices for handling both safety and leave issues in this “new normal” era of COVID-19.
Presenter: Karen M. Buesing, a partner at Akerman LLP, Tampa, has more than 35 years of experience counseling and representing management in workplace law matters. Karen is one of only about 200 lawyers who are Board Certified by The Florida Bar as specialists in Labor & Employment Law. Her expertise includes representing employers in discrimination/harassment matters, hiring/firing/disciplinary matters, leave and accommodation matters, wage and hour matters, non-compete and trade secret litigation, whistleblower and retaliation claims, and all aspects of employment counseling and training. She is currently on the Akerman Return to Work Resource Guide Team, assisting employers in navigating re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic.