New COVID-19 Employee Training and Prevention Plan Requirements

Presenters: Michael Johnson and Shannon Magill Farruk, Clear Law Institute

View live: March 23, 2021, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through June 2021)

Program length: 60 minutes

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16 states currently require employers to provide COVID-19 training to their employees and 11 states require employers to create written COVID-19 prevention plans. 

At the federal level, new guidance issued by OSHA indicates that employers nationwide should provide COVID-19 training and create written prevention plans. If OSHA adopts Emergency Temporary Standards, which it is likely to do by March 15th, COVID-19 training and plans may become mandatory nationwide.

In this program, you will learn the following:

  • Which states require COVID-19 employee training and which require written prevention plans?
  • What topics must be addressed in the training and written plans in each of the required states?
  • What does OSHA’s current guidance indicate should be included in training and prevention plans nationwide?
  • How will an OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard impact the required elements of employee training and prevention plans?
  • What is the legal risk of not providing employee training and a written plan?

Likewise, when providing training and a written plan, you'll learn about how to:

  • Ensure that all required content is covered
  • Keep the content up to date with changes in federal and state laws and guidance
  • Record that employees complete the training and review the plan

About the Presenters: 
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Michael Johnson is the CEO of Clear Law Institute and a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney who has provided training and consulting on employment law topics and workplace investigations to organizations around the world, including the EEOC, the World Bank and Google.

Shannon Magill Farruk is Clear Law Institute's senior compliance advisor and an attorney who has advised Fortune 500 companies and other employers on all aspects of employment and discrimination laws. She previously practiced employment law with Littler Mendelson, Dickstein Shapiro and the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

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