Tompkins County, along with 9 other regions, are starting the 4 phases presented by Governor Andrew Cuomo to UnPause NY State. Over the next few months, organizations throughout the State will face differing schedules and parameters for resuming business operations. With strong commitments to community partnership and public impact, the Tompkins Chamber of Commerce is continuing it's L.E.A.R.N webinar series and shifting our focus to COVID-19 Business Reopen and Recovery.
This webinar will focus on Legal Issues Relevant to Reopening During COVID-19
. The webinar will be available via Zoom and hosted by Celia Bigoness
, Associate Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School.
The webinar will summarize the strategies employers may employ as they begin to reopen their businesses during this pandemic. Specific issues to be covered include:
• How to comply with employee privacy protocols while also maintaining a safe workplace
• Strategies to avoid potential legal liability
• Changing employees’ status and pay
• Addressing employee concerns about returning to work
• Visa options for immigrant employees
The webinar will also discuss the privacy concerns that may arise under both federal and state laws when employers attempt to screen employees for COVID-related health issues, and will provide practical tips for what questions employers can (and cannot) ask their employees. Please email any questions you may have for our presenters in advance to email@example.com
Visit the Chamber's COVID-19 Business Resources
page where you will find up to date information and tools to help you, your business/organization, and your employees.