PUBLISHED ON: March 20, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has had significant impacts on virtually every sector. To date, the United States has reported at least 4,226 presumptive and confirmed cases of COVID-19, and that number is expected to dramatically increase in the coming weeks as testing ramps up. Employers are also now facing numerous and novel legal issues in the wake of COVID-19, and there are several considerations all employers should take into account before implementing strategies to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Employers Should Keep Abreast of CDC Guidelines and Implement Uniform Workplace Policies
Every employer should be aware of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines before implementing workplace strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Presently, the CDC has issued interim guidance for businesses and employers to prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace. First and foremost, the CDC recommends that employers actively encourage sick employees to stay home....