Industry Voices—Employment Litigation Risks Due to the Pandemic That Healthcare Employers Should Know

Fierce Healthcare

James J. Oh and Kellie Y. Chen, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Chicago office, co-authored an article in Fierce Healthcare, titled “Industry Voices—Employment Litigation Risks Due to the Pandemic That Healthcare Employers Should Know.”

Following is an excerpt:

COVID-19 has created more than just health and safety risks in the workplace.

The coronavirus has also spawned myriad workplace legal risks, from discrimination and retaliation risks to risks of noncompliance with wage and hour laws.

This article discusses unique employment-related legal risks that hospital systems, clinics and other front-line health care providers could face due to COVID-19 and offers suggestions on ways to mitigate these risks. …

1. COVID-19-related discrimination and retaliation risks

2. Wage and hour risks

3. A note on waivers