A recording of this webinar is not available due to the shifting legal landscape and how guidance changes based on the law at the time.


Please see the Employers Council website for a wide variety of sample policies, a checklist for reopening, and other relevant guidance documents.



Join us for a live discussion and Q&A with Employers Council Arizona President, Karen Stafford, and attorney, Anna Branson as they discuss best practices for reopening the workplace.


Topics We’ll Address:

  • What an employer can & can’t say, ask, or do when it comes to challenges with bringing employees back to work.
  • Who can I bring back, who should I bring back, and how do I decide?
  • What if an employee is sick, gets sick, or doesn’t want to return for fear of getting sick?


About Karen Stafford:

MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Arizona President: BA, English, College of Wooster, OH; MHRM, University of Hawaii.

Before joining Employers Council in 2004, Karen served in senior management and HR consulting positions in a variety of business settings. Karen has also served on the faculty with two local universities in the areas of employment law, human resources, and management studies. She assumed the position of Arizona President in August, 2019 and leads a team of dedicated employment law attorneys, human resources leaders, facilitators, trainers, and other specialists to provide excellent service to member organizations. Her focus on business development allows Employers Council to further its reach and ability to support the Arizona business community.



About Anna Branson:

Anna joined Employers Council in 2019 as an employment law attorney. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Redlands and a J.D. degree from Whittier College of Law. She is licensed to practice in both California and Arizona. Prior to joining the Council, Anna worked in Education Law with a local law firm advising school districts regarding employment law and special education issues. The rest of her career as an attorney has been spent serving clients in the areas of disability rights and civil litigation. She advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, leaves of absence and accommodations, drug and alcohol testing, wage and hour, performance management, employment discrimination and harassment, and termination.