Navigating Customer Refusals to Wear Face Coverings and Masks

As more businesses reopen, they are encountering new challenges related to serving customers and keeping their employees safe. For retail, hospitality, and other customer-facing businesses, compliance with myriad state and local face-covering mandates is a top priority. At the same time, they must determine how to serve customers who cannot or simply refuse to wear face coverings. In this webinar, the speakers will discuss the various state and local face-covering mandates, and will offer tips for businesses to navigate the difficult practical and legal issues that arise for customers and employees alike under the Americans with Disabilities Act and workplace safety and health laws.

COVID-19: Reopening the Workplace in Germany

Since mid-May, some restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany have been gradually relaxed and many workplaces have reopened. In addition, some travel restrictions within Europe are being lifted, making business travel possible. These developments can be a challenge for employers that are faced with safeguarding their employees’ health and safety. In this webinar, the speakers will provide an overview of the new occupational health and safety standards from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. The speakers will also address the lifting of German travel restrictions, recent developments on governmental support related to the workforce, and issues related to remote work arrangements—which some employers plan to continue.

Managing Redundancies (Reductions in Force) in the United Kingdom

Although most employers will have already taken steps to reduce costs, the prospect of needing to make redundancies to help manage the long-term economic impacts of COVID-19 remains a reality for many. In this webinar, the speakers will answer common questions and provide practical tips to help employers in the United Kingdom navigate the challenging issues faced when implementing a redundancy programme.

Labor Law Solutions

As 2020 begins, we see a labor movement in flux. Strikes and work stoppages over the past two years hit a 35-year high, and while some of these are classic union strikes, many are occurring in new contexts, such as walkouts by white-collar workers who hope to influence their employers’ positions on a diverse set of workplace issues. As the workforce is changing, so are the critical issues facing employers when it comes to organized labor.

Las Vegas, NV

Workplace Safety Symposium

This event features members of the Ogletree Deakins Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, in-house counsel, and corporate safety directors from across the country.

Scottsdale, AZ

2021 National Workplace Strategies Seminar

Don’t miss Ogletree Deakins’ 2021 National Workplace Strategies seminar on May 5-8, 2021 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago Illinois. Ogletree Deakins’ annual Workplace Strategies seminar is the premier event of its kind for sophisticated human resources professionals, in-house counsel, and other business professionals.

Chicago, IL