With rapid-fire announcements this month by Gov. Phil Murphy on easing COVID-19 restrictions, including the reopening of schools in the fall, as well as modified mask requirements by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, employment lawyers contend that reopening plans at their firms have kicked into high gear.

These same attorneys at four prominent firms also gave their perspective on state and federal laws, and legal pitfalls that all employers—not just law firms—should avoid as workers make their return.