Employers throughout the United States are rightfully concerned about what they should be doing in light of the continued spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). They need to keep in mind the current status of applicable employment laws when responding to the pandemic, as employer actions may implicate several areas of employment law, including occupational health and safety regulations, anti-discrimination laws, immigration regulations, wage and hour laws, employee leave laws, and employee privacy considerations.
We address frequently asked questions (FAQs) from U.S. employers relating to COVID-19 and developments in employment law here. We will update these FAQs as the legal landscape continues to evolve.
This is general information based on the current understanding of COVID-19 and federal law. Different conclusions may be reached based on different circumstances, changes to the pandemic, and/or variations in state or local law. Employers should contact experienced counsel for guidance specific to their business.