EDA Webinar: Returning to Work and Establishing a New Normal

For Immediate Release

ST. LOUIS, MO (April 29, 2020) –  The Equipment Dealers Association has announced their next COVID-19 related webinar, Returning to Work and Establishing a New Normal.  The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th at 1:00pm (Central) and will be presented by EDA’s General Counsel, Natalie Higgins.

Over the last several months we have all struggled to navigate unchartered territory. EDA is grateful that most, if not all, of our members have been classified as “essential” and have not had to close down.  However, business looks a lot different than it did just a few short months ago. 

This next webinar will focus on how we safely establish a new normal in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will include an overview of both legal and practical considerations that dealers must grapple with in an attempt to continue “business as usual”.   Some of the questions and topics that will be addressed in this webinar include:

  • How do we handle employees who refuse to return to work in the dealership, either due to an irrational fear or due to liking the work from home? 
  • My employee is flying out of state. I requested he/she self-quarantine for 14 days upon return. He/She said she will sue. What should I do?
  • Once the vaccine becomes available, can we require our employees to get the vaccine? 
  • When anti-body testing is available, can we require employees to have this test and provide the results?
  • Can we ask or require our employees to use social distancing apps? 
  • If an employee believes they contracted COVID at work, is this a workers’ compensation claim?    
  • Can you ask customers if they test positive or have been exposed to positive? 
  • AND More!

Feel free to send questions to EDA in advance of the webinar by emailing ahoffman@equipmentdealer.org.  There will also be some time for Q&A following Natalie’s presentation.

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Time: 1:00pm (Central)


About EDA:

Founded in 1900, the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), is a non-profit trade organization representing retail dealers extensively engaged in the sale and service of agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment. EDA provides essential value to its members by enhancing the dealer-manufacturer relationship and advocating for a positive legislative and regulatory environment. EDA is headquartered in St. Louis, MO and is affiliated with regional associations located throughout the United States and Canada.

Media Contact:

Alex Hoffman