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  • May 20, 2020

    What Employers Should Know When Bringing Workers Back

    May 20, 2020 – COVID-19 is not going away just because people are coming back to work, says Lori Dorn, director of administration for Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and past president of the Wisconsin Association for Legal Administrators (WALA).

    In this video, Dorn, who is also the chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Law Office Management Assistance Program (Practice 411™), provides tips for law firms and other employers to consider when bringing employees and clients back to the office, including guidance the employers should follow to keep employees and visitors safe and minimize liability issues.

    For instance, all employers should follow guidelines and recommendations for safe workplaces, including appropriate policies regarding the following:

    • physical distancing and protective equipment;

    • temperature checks and symptom screening;

    • testing, isolating, and contact tracing;

    • sanitation;

    • use and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas;

    • business travel; and

    • other best practices.

    Also in this issue of InsideTrack, a comprehensive look at “Returning to Work: How to Create a Safe Workplace for Employees and Clients.”

    Webcast: Getting Back to Work When Safer at Home Orders Relax 2020

    This one-hour State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® webcast will help employers prepare for the next phase of life in a pandemic. Attorneys Jonathan Eiden and James R. Macy of von Briesen & Roper S.C. in Milwaukee will discuss legal considerations for emerging issues like:

    • restarting/recalling employees who have been laid off versus furloughed;
    • responding when employees have been exposed to confirmed COVID-19 patients;
    • addressing employee apprehension about returning to a physical office; and
    • revisiting and revising remote work policies.

    Webcast dates: May 20, May 26, May 29, June 3, June 8, June 12, June 16 (all from noon to 1 p.m.). Register Now.

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