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Return to Work Webinar Series


August 20, 2020 8:00 am – September 30, 2020 5:00 pm PDT



Online, Zoom

As you are preparing to open your offices and bring your employees back to the “physical” workplace, Biocom is here to help you navigate the planning process and provide industry standards and guidance’s. Beginning in April Biocom created a task force consisting of experts in key areas such as virology and epidemiology, environmental health and safety, facilities management, human resources and employment law, governmental affairs, communications and supply chain management who are working tirelessly to create a plan to ensure our member return to work safely.

Biocom will be offering a series of webinars for our members to learn firsthand from the experts participating on this Task force what you can be expecting in terms of a comprehensive “return to work” plan. Please check back often as we update this website with webinar dates and registration information.

Each week, the Back to Work Taskforce will update the membership on best practices and recommendations that will become industry standard. The webinars will provide you with clear, vetted and scientific backed information aimed to provide you with the tools and resources to begin re-connecting your workforce. Please join our community of experts who will ensure you are armed with the most updated information while answering all your burning questions.

Past Events:

  • Beyond the Curve: A Back to Work Update with Fisher Phillips | Presentation Slides
    • It’s back to business for most states, and as stay-at-home orders start lifting in California, businesses are preparing to get back to work. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unfathomably rapid destruction of employment, forcing Human Resources departments to react rather than effectively plan for the impact of these changes. Plan your next steps as Fisher Phillips attorney Jim Fessenden will discuss lessons from the past that will position your organization for the future as California gets back to work after COVID-19. Slides from the presentation can be found here.
  • COVID-19 Testing Foundations That We All Need to Know | Recorded Webinar
    • As you are preparing both your workplace and workforce for return, testing is top of mind for all employers. During this webinar our experts will provide a foundational overview of the different testing options available. Read a recap of the event here.
  • COVID-19 Testing: What You as Employers Need to Know | Recorded Webinar
    • Key Areas that covered in the panel discussion include: What should employers know about PCR Testing vs Serology Testing? Point of care testing targeted toward symptomatic patients, what about asymptomatic? How to pay for it? Is there reimbursement? Can you mandate testing (might be more for HR focus session) What if employees deny testing? Employee and HIPAA concerns, and more!
  • Preparing For a Changing Workforce Landscape | Recorded Webinar
    • Join us for our next installment of the Return to Work Series where our panel will discuss “Strategic Workforce Planning” and how life science companies will need to adapt and adopt new recruitment and retention strategies in order to stay competitive in the marketplace.
  • Paid Leave | Recorded Webinar
    • The pandemic has changed our day-to-day operations and employers are working with employees who may be struggling with the balance. COVID-19 has created novel issues that impact our employees’ ability to work or to enter the workplace, ranging from childcare issues, living with at-risk individuals, being at-risk personally, to contracting COVID-19. As increasing time off and other accommodation requests flood in, how do new and existing laws shape what accommodations you may or must provide to your employees?
  • Facilities Planning | Recorded Webinar
    • As we continue to adapt office and lab environments to COVID-19 measures, Facilities and EH&S professionals are on the front lines of protecting employees, developing best practices, and adjusting physical spaces. Join us for our next installment of the Return to Work Series where our experts will discuss spatial and people planning as companies resume and increase operations.

Coronavirus Resources provided by our sponsor Boston Consulting Group:

Testing & Tracing

Preparing the Workforce

Vaccines and Therapeutics

Coronavirus Resources Provided by our sponsor Thermo Fisher Scientific

Please visit Biocom's Coronavirus Resource Center for additional information.

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Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. BCG’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose. BCG works in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization to deliver results that help their clients thrive.


FlemingMartin is a retained executive search firm with offices in Northern and Southern California. They partner with Boards, Private Equity Firms and CEOs to build successful execution-focused management teams. FlemingMartin's principals are trusted advisors and business partners who enable companies to gain powerful, far-reaching, and lasting contributions from their executive-level human capital.



Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon.