Update: COVID-19 and Returning to Work

Guide for Covid-19 and what employers should know about providing a safe work environment.

The Employer’s Guide to Reopening

As many states begin reopening, employers are left wondering how Covid-19 and returning to work is possible: How do we reopen safely? Managing Partner Bryant S. Banes hosted a webinar on the topic of reopening the workplace that discussed developing a plan and procedures and provided forms employers may want to consider using. Mr. Banes was joined by Nobel-nominated medical microbiologist Dr. Neva Ciftcioglu Banes in answering key questions about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your staff. To view the webinar, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2746174734073192208.

This must-see webinar covers the following topics:

  • Developing a plan;
  • Protocol for positive cases;
  • Employee medical screenings and forms;
  • Requests for leave and accommodations; and
  • Advice from an expert in infectious diseases.

The accompanying powerpoint and reference documents can be accessed here.


About Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C.

The attorneys at Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. are the management-side labor & employment lawyers in Houston Texas you need to represent your company. Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. provides both legal representation and legal guidance to all Texas employers and nationwide to government contractors that are dealing with federal, state, local employment laws, and compliance issues.


Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. Labor and Employment Lawyers, Government Contract Attorneys

Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C.

Management Side Labor & Employment Attorneys, Government Contract Attorneys
1800 West Loop South, Ste.1750
Houston Texas
Phone: (713) 629-1800
Fax: (713) 629-1812


Office Hours

Monday 8 AM–5 PM
Tuesday 8 AM–5 PM
Wednesday 8 AM–5 PM
Thursday 8 AM–5 PM
Friday 8 AM–5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Proudly Serving Businesses in

  • the Houston Texas area. Labor and Employment Attorenys for Management Side Labor And Employment matters.
  • the State Of Texas. Management Side Labor And Employment Lawywers for Management Side Labor And Employment matters.
  • the United States and beyond. Government Contract Attorneys for Government Contracting related issues.

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