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Reopening Workplaces During COVID: Rehiring Staff and Mitigating Risk through Health Screenings and Liability Waivers

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Produced on June 11, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

As states reopen, businesses are formulating detailed return-to-work plans. The first decision is often which employees to rehire from furloughs and layoffs, especially when rehiring everyone is not an option. The session will explore the potential pitfalls of rehiring decisions and how to avoid them.

The program will also address certain risk mitigation strategies to consider before reopening, including an in-depth discussion of liability waivers, assumptions of risk, and other contractual tools. The course will conclude with a discussion of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance regarding temperature checks, health screenings, and pandemic preparedness in the workplace.

Presented by Wendy Fischman and Isaac Mamaysky, this program will benefit employers and their attorneys as businesses reopen.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the relevant considerations regarding rehiring following furloughs and layoffs
  2. Discuss potential pitfalls when deciding who to rehire and how to avoid these pitfalls
  3. Analyze various considerations surrounding the usefulness and limitations of waivers and related tools to mitigate risk
  4. Review guidance from the EEOC regarding employee temperature checks, health screenings, and the Americans with Disabilities Act 

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Isaac Mamaysky

Potomac Law Group

Isaac Mamaysky is a Partner in the Employment and Human Resources practice group and the COVID-19 Task Force at Potomac Law Group. He provides insightful, strategic business advice to management teams and in-house attorneys across a variety of industries. During this challenging time, he has been advising clients on the unique legal challenges raised by the pandemic, including issues related to the Paycheck Protection Program, expanded unemployment compensation, and other recent federal relief efforts, with a specific focus on how they intersect with various employment law considerations.

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Wendy Fischman

Potomac Law Group

Wendy Fischman advises corporate, non-profit, and higher education employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. Wendy is a Partner in both the Employment and Human Resources practice group and the COVID-19 Task Force at Potomac Law Group. Wendy most enjoys getting to know her clients and their organizations and collaborating on practical solutions that help clients achieve their business goals, while maintaining compliant, compassionate employment practices. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, Wendy has been working with employers to pivot their workforces to teleworking environments, manage furloughs, layoffs, and salary reductions, and helping employers plan for returning employees to the workplace.

Bar Admissions:

Wendy Fischman is admitted to the District of Columbia.


Marti G.

Terrific presentation.

James P.

Very timely and practical information. Much appreciated.

Joseph D.

Enjoyed course so much I took others given by presenters

Scott B.

Very timely information. I've downloaded the written materials to share with our management team.

Catherine H.

thanks very much for a timely and interesting program, great presenters, appreciate their straightforward and friendly manner, thanks again

Brian M.

For something so current and subject to change, the extent of preparation and organization was very impressive. Excellent presentation.

Francine C.

Very informative

Debra S.


Kai D.

Thank you.

Jonathan D.

great presenters objective and unbiased presentation about Covid

Craig M.

Helpful information.

Daniel G.


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Joshua B.

Timely and thorough practical advice.

Theresa H.

well done

Renee F.

Loved how relevant this was with up to date information.

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