COVID-19: The New Legal Landscape for Employers and Employees Self-Study Webinar (2 Hours)


New workplace guidelines are meant to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, but have also led to temporary shut-downs and massive layoffs for many businesses. This self-study webinar will address the legal rights—and restrictions—of employers and employees during the current pandemic, with a focus on:

  • What constitutes an essential business?
  • The government’s new $2T economic stimulus package
  • Tax deferrals
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Sick leave for Coronavirus-related illnesses
  • Workplace safety concerns

To provide guidance on legal issues pertaining to employers and employees, as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Learn what obligations must be met, what restrictions must be followed, and what economic resources are available to help qualified parties.

Please See Two Additional New Self-Study Webinars on COVID-19:

Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Reporting & Disclosures Self-Study Webinar (5 Hours)

Tax Aspects of the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act" Self-Study Webinar (3 Hours)

  • What is COVID-19?
  • What we need to know
  • Shelter-in-place rules
    – Enforcement by authorities
    – Penalties
  • Essential vs. non-essential
    – Which businesses and
       activities qualify as essential?
    – Essential personnel (first
       responders, police, etc.)
  • Relief
  • The CARES Act, a $2T economic stimulus package created to help businesses and individuals weather the Covid-19 storm
  • Expanded unemployment insurance
  • Direct payments to households
  • Small business loans
  • Tax deferrals and extended deadlines
  • Help for small businesses
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Sick leave requirements for COVID-19 related illnesses
  • Workplace safety concerns
  • OSHA guidance and reporting requirements
  • Levels of exposure risk
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Group health benefits
  • Employer obligations
  • Traveling workforce

Identify the general characteristics and symptoms of the COVID-19 virus

Identify those entities with the authority to designate essential vs. nonessential businesses

Recognize the recommended steps businesses staying open during the pandemic should take to protect against legal exposure

Identify the effective dates, primary characteristics and underlying obligations of the FFCRA’s paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions

Recognize those actions that an employer is legally entitled to take when dealing with an ill employee

Recognize the CDC timeline for safely allowing a previously infected employee to return to the workplace

Identify an employer’s OSHA workplace safety obligations in effect during the pandemic




No advance preparation required.

Level of Knowledge: 


CPE Credit: 
NASBA Field of Study: 
Business Law