In this episode, attorney Michael Schmidt offers key questions for managers to consider before they commit to re-opening the business and bringing workers back to the workplace? Who is going to be returning, the entire workforce or a subset of workers? What physical modifications to the workplace are necessary? What policies and rules must change? How shall managers prepare to respond to the emotional reactions and concerns expressed by employees? Schmidt emphasizes the importance of workplace training to prepare the workforce for changes and new policies. And he provides valuable insight to the large corporations that operate in multiple jurisdictions that are subject to inconsistent laws and regulations in states, counties and cities.
This week’s guest is Michael Schmidt, the vice chair of the Labor and Employment Department at Cozen O’Connor.
He teaches Employment Law at Touro Law School in Central Islip, New York. He is also a prolific blogger and podcaster at Employment Law Now where he has published a series of compelling reports about the ever-changing regulatory landscape pertaining to COVID-19 in the workplace.
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