[Live Q&A] - The Return to Work and the Contingent Workforce

The Return to Work & the Contingent Workforce-2

Join us Thursday, May 14 at 11:00 AM PDT/ 2:00 PM EDT for a casual chat on the contingent workforce with special guest, Gillian Emmett Moldowan, Partner at Shearman & Sterling.

Workers will soon be returning to the office in many geographies, but it won’t quite be the same as before. Without a vaccine, employers need to take new health and safety measures that protect the well-being of all their workers, both employees and external workers. 

While the focus of the “Return to Work” discussions have focused on employees, most major enterprises also have non-employees onsite including temporary workers, contractors, and outsourced service providers. Key questions such as how many people can be in a facility or how much personal protective equipment is needed all hinge on knowing the total number of external workers.

In this session, Erika Novak, Head of Client Services at Utmost, will chat with Gillian Emmett Moldowan on some of the legal considerations employers should be thinking about in designing a return to work plan. Below are a few questions you can expect to be discussed:

  • What are some of the key topics for CW program managers to consider in these return to work plans?
  • When it comes to health screenings, can employers require non-employees to take them?
  • Any special legal considerations such as personal liability to consider?


Gillian Emmett MoldowanGillian Emmett Moldowan is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Compensation, Governance & ERISA practice. She advises companies, boards of directors, executives, and investors on compensation and benefit matters, including equity-based incentives, deferred compensation programs, and employment, retention and severance arrangements.


Erika Novak

Erika Novak, Head of Client Services at Utmost

Erika Novak is a seasoned Contingent Workforce thought leader and practitioner with 14 years of experience. She has built and evolved Enterprise Contingent Workforce programs during her times at eBay and LinkedIn, consulted Fortune 500 companies while at Brightfield and has now moved into building products with Utmost as their Head of Client Services.