COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the Workplace
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Learn practical applications that you can apply to your business to minimize legal risks while protecting your employees.At various stages of the coronavirus emergency, relevant employment risks include employee testing and privacy, leave and disability laws, pay laws and overtime, cyber protections for remote workers, workers' compensation, unemployment benefits, WARN layoffs, disability and health insurance, PTO and vacation benefits, and monitoring employee compliance with safety rules. During a national emergency to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, employer flexibility in managing the workplace, employee leave, and resumption of operations must comply with a variety of employment laws. This topic will provide you with practical applications that you can apply to your business to minimize legal risks while protecting your employees and facilitating a smooth resumption of operations. This information is critical for employers so that good faith steps taken during the national emergency don't come back to haunt the employer with avoidable litigation when normal operations resume.
AuthorsDonald W. Benson, Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
Functioning Workplaces in a National Emergency
• What Is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and How Is It Transmitted?
• How to Prepare and Protect
• Handling Exposed Employees
• Leave Requests
• Quarantines and Reduced Operations
• Travel Restrictions and Remote Work
• Return From Leave
• Monitoring Employee Health and Safety Compliance
• Requiring Vaccinations
Relevant Employment Laws
• Including New Leave Laws: FFCRA, EFMLEA and EPSCA