COVID-19 Updates for Employers: Focus on OSHA Guidance and Workplace Health and Safety Issues

This webinar will focus on the workplace safety implications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including: voluntary and mandatory respirator use; illness recording/reporting issues; how to respond to employee or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) complaints; the legal obligation (if any) to comply with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and health and safety issues that may arise when employees are working from home. The webinar will also address OSHA’s recently issued “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19,” which defines risk categories and provides recommendations on controls and how to protect employees from COVID-19.

COVID-19: Update for Canadian Employers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Canada and local provincial and municipal governments have actively changed the face of workplace law in Canada. In this webinar, attorneys from our Canadian offices will discuss the various measures that have been put in place, including new leaves of absence, enhanced income replacement benefits, and broad orders closing non-essential businesses. The speakers will also offer guidance on effective legal strategies that Canadian companies have used to protect their bottom line, while managing an anxious—but resilient—workforce.

COVID-19: Rescue Measures for a European Workforce

Many European countries have instituted emergency measures designed to save jobs and help employers maintain business continuity through the “war on COVID-19.” This webinar will address the various programs available in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, and how global organizations are able to access these programs to retain employees and recover costs. The speakers will also cover frequently asked questions related to furloughs, reduced schedules, temporary unemployment subsidies, use of accrued vacation time, and benefits issues, as well as recommended steps to effectively implement such measures while strengthening employee engagement during these difficult times.

CAL/OSHA Compliance Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

California employers are facing workplace safety issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily basis. This webinar will focus on helping California employers to understand their obligations and comply with certain Cal/OSHA regulations that may apply specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers will discuss the relevant state regulations (including California’s unique Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard), key issues for employers continuing as essential businesses, employee training and communication, reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and personal protective equipment.

Resilience During Uncertain Times: Strategies for Supporting and Engaging Employees

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, supervisors, human resources personnel, and employees are facing unprecedented challenges and stressors. Now more than ever, these stressors may cause mental and emotional exhaustion, and may create seemingly insurmountable challenges for individuals and the workplace as a whole. Resilience is the ability to adapt to stressors, and can be an invaluable trait—especially in the midst of a pandemic crisis. Join this webinar for practical guidance on how to support the development of skills that all individuals can use to confidently and realistically respond to workplace stressors and adapt in the face of challenges.