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When employees resist returning to work and other pandemic-related HR challenges

Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP


In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers responded to the virus’s spread by sending workers home. Some employees worked remotely, while others were laid off or furloughed.  As employers work to resume more ‘normal’ operations during the pandemic, a number of new challenges have arisen.  And litigation has started rolling in regarding employers’ varied responses. In this webinar, in-house and outside counsel will present effective and unique approaches to the following challenges:

  • How do you handle an employee who refuses to return to work due to COVID-related concerns? 
  • How can employers adapt to the growing number of state and local laws providing for new pandemic-related forms of leave?
  • What are the best practices for managing employees working remotely and protecting company data in an increasingly virtual workplace? 
  • Can employers be liable when their employees claim they contracted COVID at work?

Join this webinar to hear practical advice for guiding HR teams and other managers to reduce litigation risk.



Trisha Corbin
Senior corporate counsel
Safelite Group, Inc




Trisha Corbin is senior corporate counsel at Safelite Group Inc, which is America's largest provider of vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration services. Safelite employs more than 16,000 employees in more than 7,800 mobile shops and stores in all 50 states. Trisha has nearly 20 years of legal experience providing companies pragmatic legal advice on a variety of disciplines, including employee relations, labour and employment, and litigation. Prior to Safelite, Trisha worked in legal departments within Bob Evans Farms and Thirty-One Gifts. Trisha received her bachelor’s degree from Hiram College and her JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Dan Clark




Dan Clark is a partner in the labour and employment group at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, an Am Law 200 firm. Dan has significant experience with ERISA litigation, employment discrimination cases, wage and hour class actions and collective actions, collective bargaining and traditional labour disputes.  Dan regularly lectures on topics relating to harassment training, employee relations, workplace investigations, the Fair Labour Standards Act and compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act. Dan earned his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and his JD from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.


Jackie Ford




Jackie Ford is a partner in the Houston office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP and is a member of the firm’s labour and employment group. Her practice focuses on labour and employment issues and privacy. She is the co-founder and former chair of the firm's Women’s Initiative and the host of the “Vorys at Work” podcast. One of Jackie’s passions is creating and delivering effective, meaningful training programmes designed to prevent workplace problems, foster dialogue and help companies protect their brands. Jackie received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.


1 October 2020
17:00 - 17:55 UTC
55 min