#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | [Webinar] Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Webinar Series – Re-Opening Issues and Employer Liability Concerns In The Era Of COVID-19 – October 15th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am CDT | Thompson Coburn LLP

October 15th, 202010:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

For employers who operate essential businesses, or plan to re-open their facilities, liability concerns remain a serious consideration. At the same time, employers must determine how to re-open or continue to operate while respecting the rights of employees accorded by applicable laws, including the ADA and OSHA.

In this webinar, members of our Labor & Employment Practice Group will provide a review of potential claims that could be asserted against employers who are operating their businesses by persons who may have contracted COVID-19 from an employee, and the legal standards that could apply to any such claim. After reviewing the laws in various states that have provided liability protections for employers, we will discuss potential steps that can be taken to reduce any potential exposure.

For those employers who are considering re-opening their locations, we will discuss the myriad employment-related issues associated with such a re-opening including what steps can be taken to help ensure a safer workplace, and accommodating employees with disabilities. We will include practical steps for developing a safety program for re-opening / operating a business and attempt to address some of the mystery associated with liability concerns for spreading the virus. Please join us for this discussion of topics on the minds of many owners and HR executives.

This webinar is approved for 1.8 hours general CLE credit in Missouri and 1.5 hours general CLE credit in California and Illinois. 1.5 hours general CLE credit in Texas is pending and SHRM/HRCI credit has been applied for.


Conor Neusel
Thompson Coburn LLP

Conor provides counsel to management in various types of labor and employment disputes. He has litigated on behalf of employers in both state and federal court, and in jurisdictions across the country.

He has also represented employers before state and federal agencies, including the Missouri Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Chuck Poplstein Chuck Poplstein
Thompson Coburn LLP

Chuck is a creative and highly efficient employment litigator and advisor to private and public sector employers across a wide spectrum of industries.

As the co-chair of Thompson Coburn’s Human Resource practice, he draws on his 35-plus years of experience to help clients solve personnel problems, conduct investigations, manage exposure to liability, effectively defend their interests in litigation, and receive an early and realistic assessment of their risk.

Arthur F. Silbergeld Arthur F. Silbergeld
Thompson Coburn LLP

Art represents employers in high-stakes employment litigation and labor relations matters.

He has defended numerous employers in individual and class action lawsuits, including federal and state bench and jury trials. He regularly represents large and mid-sized corporations in these matters, and has first-chaired more than 100 employment litigations, arbitrations and NLRB trials.

Art is a counselor of choice for employers facing state and federal litigation involving complex claims of misclassification, overtime, meal period, discrimination, disability, harassment, wrongful termination, OSHA, whistleblower, retaliation, trade secret violations and cyberbullying in California and other states.

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