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Employer Legal Issues: Bringing Employees Back to Office During COVID-19
February 11 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm
Do you know the legal implications of bringing your employees back to the office?
-Should employees be asked to waive liability to return to work?
-Can employers require an employee get the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to work?
-What should an employer do if an employee claims they cannot come in to work for medical reasons?
-What are employers required to do if an employee reports to work sick with COVID-19?
Get answers to these legal questions and more from our expert panelists:
-Marina Burton Blickley, Shareholder, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC
-Sara M. Sakagami, Shareholder, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC
Marina Blickley is an employment law attorney with the law firm Odin Feldman Pittleman PC in Reston, Virginia. With a focus on limiting potential legal risk, Marina works with clients to develop and maintain policies and practices that are not just legally compliant but also feasible for their workplace. For small to mid-size clients, Marina often acts as the outside general counsel and the initial point of contact for legal issues.
Sara Sakagami provides comprehensive trial advocacy and employment counseling to
her clients encompassing a wide range of companies, professional partnerships, and
business organizations, as well as corporate executives and entrepreneurs.
Over the past decade, Sara has zealously represented her clients’ best interests in court cases involving employment claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with
Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Her significant experience litigating inside the courtroom enables her to efficiently counsel her clients outside of the courtroom, including through effective risk mitigation strategies, compliance policies, employment manuals, and contracts.