As the number of patients infected with COVID-19 escalates in the U.S. and abroad, businesses of all types and sizes must prepare for potential legal implications for dealing with Coronavirus in the workplace.
On March 5, Jackson Walker attorneys Judy Garner (Labor & Employment), Virginia Mimmack (Healthcare), Katherine Staton (Litigation – Aviation), and Shannon Teicher (Cybersecurity & Technology) discussed what you need to know and provided recommendations for navigating potential legal and healthcare issues in order to protect your business and employees.
Topics of Discussion:
- Employment law implications for dealing with Coronavirus in the workplace
- Advice for employers dealing with the Coronavirus threat
- How telemedicine and other technologies could potentially help us treat the virus more effectively and prevent further transmission
- Domestic and international aviation travel considerations and action items if traveling domestically or internationally
- General steps being taken in the aviation industry to address this virus for operations domestically and internationally
- High-level considerations on business continuity, including assessment of contracts (force majeure claims), privacy laws, and data protection
- Internal and external crisis communications
Please note: This article and any resources presented on the JW Coronavirus Insights & Resources site are for informational purposes only, do not constitute legal or medical advice, and are not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. The laws of other states and nations may be entirely different from what is described. Your use of these materials does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.