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When Employees Resist Returning to Work and Other Pandemic-Related HR Challenges

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers responded to the virus’s spread by sending workers home. Some employees worked remotely, while others were laid off or furloughed.  As employers work to resume more ‘normal’ operations during the pandemic, a number of new challenges have arisen. 

Vorys Partners Dan Clark and Jackie Ford joined Trisha Corbin, Senior Corporate Counsel for Safelite Group, Inc., for a webinar on October 1, 2020 hosted by Lexology.  The webinar offered effective and unique approaches to the following challenges:

  • How do you handle an employee who refuses to return to work due to COVID-related concerns? 
  • How can employers adapt to the growing number of state and local laws providing for new pandemic-related forms of leave?
  • What are the best practices for managing employees working remotely and protecting company data in an increasingly virtual workplace? 
  • Can employers be liable when their employees claim they contracted COVID at work?

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Vorys attorneys and professionals are counseling our clients in the myriad issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  We have also established a comprehensive Coronavirus Task Force, which includes attorneys with deep experience in the niche disciplines that we have been and expect to continue receiving questions regarding coronavirus. Learn more and see the latest updates from the task force at

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