The current COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous, and in some instances unprecedented, challenges for employers. In addition to taking preventative steps to minimize the risks of workplace exposure, companies have to confront a host of employment-related issues.
As noted below, there are few laws that directly address many of the questions employers may have. But that does not mean employers lack guidelines for navigating these uncertain times. The same principles that drive sound human resources practices should govern an employer’s response to the current situation:
This article provides some general guidance regarding many of the commonly-occurring questions we have fielded in recent days. Since each workplace presents different circumstances, employers should make sure that their response to these or other issues takes into account all relevant business and human resources considerations.
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