Returning to the Workplace in the Era of COVID-19: U.S. Legal and Regulatory Requirements
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am Eastern
How can employers ensure a safe return to the workplace by preventing exposure to COVID-19? Which employees should return to work, and when? What formal policies should employers have in place to minimize potential legal liability arising out of requests for accommodation, or confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections among employees?
This presentation will help employers learn how to create their own tailored checklists to safely navigate returning to work. Key topics that will be addressed include identifying risk exposure based on industry-specific needs; accommodating particular employees at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19; responding to employees’ refusal to work; and implementing various operational, engineering, and behavioral controls to prevent exposure to COVID-19. This presentation will also help employers determine which types of written policies and employee trainings are valuable and appropriate in order to minimize potential legal liability. In addition, employers will learn how the temporary provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expand paid leave requirements for workers.
Mark DeWitt - Moderator
Chief Legal Officer
GardaWorld Federal Services
Mark DeWitt is the Chief Legal Officer for GardaWorld Federal Services, based in McLean, Virginia. Mark previously served on the ISOA Board from 2008 to 2011, including a term as ISOA Vice-Chair and Chair, and helped lead ISOA government affairs efforts. He also was a key participant in the drafting of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC), and was elected in 2010 as the representative for U.S. industry to the ICoC Temporary Steering Committee, and subsequently in 2013 to the Board of Directors of the ICoC Association based in Geneva, Switzerland.
David L. Greenspan
David Greenspan is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on proactive counseling and aggressive litigation of employee mobility disputes and complex employment matters. Mr. Greenspan works with his clients to identify and resolve issues before they become adversarial in nature. Mr. Greenspan also serves his clients as a zealous advocate in litigation, arbitration and other administrative proceedings.
Mr. Greenspan is an experienced litigator with first-chair trial experience. Mr. Greenspan regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. He has also litigated many employee mobility cases. On the plaintiff side, he has obtained injunctions that prohibited people from competing against firm clients. On the defense side, he has effectively represented employers who have hired employees with non-compete or confidentiality agreements.
Mr. Greenspan regularly counsels corporate clients on a wide range of labor and employment topics including the protection of corporate assets through the use of employee agreements and corporate policies, wage and hour matters, compliance with Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, the WARN Act and USERRA. Mr. Greenspan has also developed an area of interest in executive employment agreements. In this regard, he has worked with CEOs in various industries, former corporate general counsel, prominent elected federal officials, no longer in office, and one Hall of Fame NBA coach.
Mr. Greenspan is a well-regarded public speaker who has conducted myriad presentations and training seminars throughout the country as a presenter for private employers, municipalities, educational academies, and trade associations.
Mr. Greenspan regularly speaks on topics including: protection of corporate assets; prevention of illegal discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace; the complexities and intersection of the ADA, FMLA and related state laws; and general management relations topics.