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Legal Pitfalls and Precautions When Returning to In-Person Events in COVID-19 Era

February 17, 2021

As nonprofit and trade associations begin to plan for the eventual return to in-person conferences, we take a look at how some of the discrimination and privacy laws apply to non-employee attendees of an in-person conference.

The trove of useful information on our COVID-19 Related Workplace Litigation Tracker includes some “public nuisance” cases involving alleged failures to implement preventive measures recommended by the CDC and OSHA.

These cases show that taking precautions based upon public health guidance is important, but they must also be balanced with legal obligations concerning confidentiality, privacy and providing reasonable accommodations.

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