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Connectivity Webinar Series 2021 – Back to the Office: A Guide to Reopening

Loeb & Loeb LLP is proud to present our Connectivity Webinar Series 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic required businesses across industries to adapt and rethink in the moment. It also presented new opportunities for transformation and innovation. We’re pleased to present our next Loeb & Loeb Connectivity Webinar Series, focusing on top-of-mind business issues and opportunities as companies and industries emerge from the pandemic. 

The second program “Back to the Office: A Guide to Reopening” was presented live on June 15, 2021 by Ian Carleton Schaefer, chair of Loeb’s New York Employment & Labor practice, and partners Mark Goldberg and Sarina Saluja, and can be viewed on-demand below.

About the event:
As COVID-19 cases drop in the US, as vaccination rates continue to rise, and with the CDC’s May 13 Interim Guidance relaxing mask, social distance and capacity requirements for vaccinated populations being adopted at the state level, employers are quickly pivoting to the prospect of bringing employees back to the physical workplace in short order. Where organizations scrambled just over a year ago to keep functioning in an all-remote environment, they are now squarely focused on when and how to safely return. 

Ian, Mark and Sarina will discuss the latest federal and state guidance and employment law aspects of return-to-office planning, how the pandemic impacted pre-pandemic workplace issues, and the outlook for the future of work.

You will leave this discussion with a better understanding of: 
1. Practical considerations in return-to-work planning, including various approaches to vaccination policies and requirements, physical workplace design, and the latest requirements on health and safety and employee training and compliance.
2. COVID-19-related litigation trends, including wage and hour issues, claims for failure to accommodate, and claims relating to virus exposure at the workplace.
3. How to take lessons learned from remote working during the pandemic shutdown to prepare and improve your organization for the future.