“COVID-19: Returning to Work”

May 1, 2020 | Webinars



After weeks of sheltering in place, Texas launched phase one of Governor Abbott’s plan to open businesses after COVID-19. During this webinar, Jackson Walker attorneys Gary Fowler, Scott McElhaney, Sarah Montgomery, Brad Nitschke, Judy Garner, and Brooke Leondar discuss the relaxation of shelter-in-place orders and what that means for worker safety concerns when businesses begin to reopen. In addition, get insights about:

  • What businesses are allowed to reopen
  • State vs. local orders
  • State guidelines for employers
  • OSHA-specific guidance on preparing workplaces and industry recommendations
  • Additional CDC recommendations
  • Processes and considerations when returning furloughed employees to work, including potential legal pitfalls
  • Best practices for wage and hour changes and adjustments
  • Americans With Disabilities Act considerations, including health and medical screenings, reasonable accommodations, and undue hardship
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including paid sick leave provisions, qualifying reasons, and employee certifications

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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.


In This Story

W. Gary Fowler
Partner, Dallas

Scott M. McElhaney
Partner, Dallas

Brad Nitschke
Partner, Dallas

Brooke Willard
Associate, Houston

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