COVID-19 Employment Legislation and Litigation FAQs

COVID-19 Litigation Practice Group

Interactive COVID-19 Litigation Tracker

COVID-19 Litigation Shield Tracking 50 State Survey – Updated August 20, 2020 2:00 P.M. EDT

Workers’ Compensation Coverage – COVID-19 Context – Updated September 18, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. EDT

Upcoming Events

Bi-Weekly Webinar Series

Ogletree Deakins’ COVID-19 Litigation Practice Group will host a one-hour webinar series called the “COVID-19 Litigation and Mitigation Strategies Series” every other Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. Eastern, beginning June 16, 2020. The webinars will cover the latest topics, trends, and tips related to managing and defending COVID-19 claims and litigation. To receive information regarding the upcoming webinar series, please subscribe here.

Virtual Seminar

In addition to regular webinars, blog posts and podcasts, the Ogletree Deakins COVID-19 litigation practice group will host a one day, virtual COVID-19 litigation symposium on Thursday September 10, 2020. Please contact your Ogletree Deakins attorney for additional information.


CDC Issues Compilation of Guidance to Assist Reopening Initiatives

COVID-19 & Cyber Security: Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information During the Telework Boom

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Disability Accommodation Guidance to Address Higher-Risk Employees Returning to Work

Tort Claims for Workplace Exposure to COVID-19: A Coming Wave?

Reducing Salaries of Exempt Employees under the FLSA

How the CARES Act Will Help Universities Combat the New Rise of COVID-19 Class Actions

Is a Global Pandemic a De Minimis Hardship? EEOC Guidance on COVID-19 and Religious Accommodation

State COVID-19 Orders Regulating Worker Safety—Are They Preempted?

COVID-19 Likely Responsible for Hike in OSHA “Fatality/Catastrophe” Investigations at Healthcare Facilities

DOJ and FTC Warn Employers Against COVID-19–Related Business Collusion

Retail FAQs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

OSHA’s New COVID-19 Inspection Plan: What Employers Should Expect

OSHA Considers Employer’s Good Faith Efforts When Enforcing Compliance During Coronavirus Pandemic

Class Actions Follow Universities’ Moves to Online Learning

COVID-19 FAQ: Disability Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations

Title III Coronavirus FAQs: Tips for Addressing Common ADA Title III Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Top 10 Employer Mistakes to Avoid During the COVID-19 Crisis

DOL Issues COVID-19 Guidance Covering FLSA Obligations When Dealing With Coronavirus and Other Emergencies

Title VII Reminder: Coronavirus No Excuse for National Origin Discrimination


COVID-19 Litigation Series: Leave of Absence Trends and Pitfalls During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Litigation Series: Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Landscape

COVID-19 Litigation Series: Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

Managing and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants during COVID-19

Workplace Safety in California: Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standards during COVID-19

Conducting Internal Investigations Remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Workplace Safety in California and Beyond: Returning Employees to the Workplace

Workplace Safety in California: COVID-19 Update

Workplace Safety in California and Beyond: Healthcare Employers and COVID-19

California COVID-19 Series: Employment Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Understanding the EEOC’s Recent Guidance Concerning COVID-19 in the Workplace

California COVID-19 Series: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Labor Issues Implicated by the Coronavirus