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What General Counsel Need to Think About as Companies Reopen

May 22, 2020, 9:30 AM

In-House Counsel will be asking themselves questions that seemed unfathomable months ago as they oversee employees returning to the workplace. Should they take employees’ temperatures? What’s the legal risk? How much immunity could the business face from liability suits?

Bloomberg Law has put together the General Counsel’s Guide to Reopening to help in-house lawyers think about these sorts of questions as they consider how best to resume operations. Click here to download the PDF, which contains the complete report.

The guide includes tips from top-notch law firms and Bloomberg Law’s own in-house experts on issues related to reconfigured workspaces, employee benefits, liability, litigation, insurance, and corporate governance.

Donald McGahn and Brett Shumate of Jones Day discuss five key issues that general counsels should consider when advising firms dealing with the government post-pandemic.

Bloomberg Law reporters Dan Stoller and Paige Smith look at privacy and pay discrimination concerns employers face if they ask workers to agree to contact tracing.

Darcy Gruttadaro, director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Center for Workplace Mental Health talks about how employers’ should rethink the mental health benefits they provide.

Bloomberg Law Analyst Eleanor Tyler looks at the potential boom ahead in litigation related to Covid-19.

The attached PDF contains the complete report, including the stories linked above.

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