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COVID-19 Resource Center: Employment

COVID-19 Resource Center: Employment

    Organizations with workforces of all sizes functioning across all industries will grapple with unique employment law issues as they continue to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. While the safety of an employer’s workforce should be its top priority, human resources and legal departments must maintain compliance with employment laws, even under unique circumstances like a public health crisis.

    Bricker’s employment and labor attorneys can assist organizations as they address outbreak-related issues, including:

    • Outbreak response plan/emergency preparedness policies
    • Barring sick employees from entering the workplace
    • ADA: Asking illness-related questions, requiring medical exams, or accommodating sick employees 
    • Leave coverage for sick employees, including FMLA 
    • Workers’ compensation
    • OSHA: Workplace safety
    • Discrimination claims
    • Privacy for employees with confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
    • NLRA: Responding to protected concerted activity by employees with health or safety concerns
    • Travel restrictions
    • Paid leave considerations
    • Health plans: COBRA, stop-loss policies
    • Business continuity policies