HR Works Podcast

HR Works COVID-19 Update: What Should Be in Every Employee Handbook

COVID-19 has changed everything, but has your employee handbook been updated? In this episode of HR Works: COVID-19 Update, my guest discusses the critical policy updates that your organization needs to make in order to avoid an upcoming wave of coronavirus-related litigation.

Now three months into the pandemic, we are starting to see the first COVID-related employee lawsuits. For example, the world’s largest beef processing company is facing a wrongful death and survival action for the coronavirus related fatality of an employee who worked in one of their Pennsylvania factories. If history is any guide, this is likely the tip of the iceberg. Employers beware!

We are pleased to with us today attorney Andrew B. Zelman, Partner at Berger Singerman, a business law firm out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Andrew Zelman is a member of their Dispute Resolution Team . He represents businesses and individuals in a variety of complex commercial disputes, including intellectual property, class action, and general liability cases in both state and federal courts. Andrew also has an established practice devoted to counseling and defending employers in employment litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew spent years handling a wide range of cases at a full-service AmLaw 100 firm.

Andrew currently serves as the Chair of the Grievance Committee of The Florida Bar and is a Member of the Federal Court Practice Committee, a standing committee of The Florida Bar.