MCLE Self-Study: WEAR A MASK, NOT A BLINDFOLD: RETURNING TO WORK POST-PANDEMIC
By Kelly Scott and Pooja Nair
Kelly Scott is a partner and head of the Employment Law Department and member of the Litigation Department of Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP. His areas of practice include representation of employers in all types of employment matters. He is editor of his firm’s Employment Law Reporter. Pooja S. Nair is a partner, business litigator, and problem solver with a focus on the food and beverage sector at the firm. She has published extensively on business law and food and beverage legal issues, and writes a bi-monthly column for Modern Restaurant Management on legal developments affecting restaurants. The authors can be contacted at 310.273.6333 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
All an employer has to do is turn on the lights, brew some coffee and invite people back, right? Think again. In California, employment law compliance is never easy, and having workers physically return to the workplace is no exception. Considerations include not only the ever-changing pandemic restrictions we have all lived with for well-over a year, but also a myriad of practical and legal issues that every employer will have to confront.