COVID-19 Liability Issues for Businesses

Thursday, August 6, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)


Live Webinar Series: COVID-19 Liability Issues for Businesses

As employees start to return to work, business owners and managers will need to adjust to new aspects of business planning. COVID-19 has changed supply chains, workforce planning, onsite models and HR strategies. Are you prepared for these changes?

Topics for Discussion:

  • Reopening Considerations (Premises Liability)
    • Potential liability to employees
    • Potential liability to family members of COVID infected Employees
    • Potential liability to “invitees” (customers and other third parties)
  • Virginia Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic (new law as of July 15)
  • Insurance Coverages (or lack thereof)
    • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    • Commercial General Liability
  • Ways to minimize potential liabilities
    • Employment law obligations
    • Specific operational choices


J. Thomas O'Brien, Jr., Attorney

For more than 30 years, Tom, who serves as head of Spotts Fain's Corporate and Business Transactions Practice, has represented clients in corporate, partnership and LLC governance matters. He heads the firm's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team and serves as outside general counsel to many of the firm's clients. Tom frequently counsels business owners in entity formation and exit strategy planning.

David F. Dabbs, Attorney, Senior Counsel

With over 25 years of experience, he has particular background in the FLSA and other wage and hour laws, ADA and FMLA compliance, discrimination and retaliation claims, employment issues arising in the sale and closure of facilities (including severance benefits and WARN and OWBPA compliance), and employee benefits litigation (primarily under ERISA). He also advises and represents clients on more general contract and administrative matters. 

PDH: 1

Live webinar format: Come with your questions and concerns for an interactive conversation.


ACEC Virginia Members, $25

AIA Virginia & AGC Virginia, $25

Prospective ACEC Virginia Members, $50

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Marchelle Albertson
(804) 447-2171
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