Keith Howell and Kelli Evangelist Author Article on Notable 2020 COVID-19 Workplace Injury Lawsuits in Florida
Hinshaw attorneys Keith Howell and Kelli Evangelist authored an article in the Daily Business Review titled "Takeaways From COVID-19 Workplace Lawsuits Into 2021." In the piece, Howell and Evangelist discuss notable litigation in 2020 involving COVID-19-related workplace injuries, as well as trends and takeaways. The authors note that although 2020 saw a paucity of job injury and death-related cases and indemnity claims filed, there is plenty for employers to be aware of.
Subjects covered by Howell and Evangelist in the article include the level of negligence that an employee covered under a workers' compensation policy must prove to be entitled to benefits and what it takes for a workplace to be deemed a public nuisance. Based on lessons learned from 2020 judicial opinions, they also discuss what employers should do if an employee is exposed to COVID-19 and explain why employers should remain mindful of requirements in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, even though the act expired at the end of 2020.
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"Takeaways From COVID-19 Workplace Lawsuits Into 2021" was published by the Daily Business Review on January 13, 2021.