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Top 10 New Jersey Employer Questions Re: COVID-19 Answered

Top 10 New Jersey Employer Questions Re: COVID-19 Answered

Author: Maryam M. MesehaDate: March 19, 2020

Cases of COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, continue to increase in the United States. Understandably, businesses have questions and concerns about protecting their employees’ safety and maintaining a healthy workplace. The potential for increased absenteeism and business disruptions also raises questions about employers’ legal obligations.

As with any situation that poses a risk to your business, being prepared can go a long way. That means reviewing your existing leave policies and evaluating how they may apply to the COVID-19 outbreak is essential. Equally imperative is that businesses identify whether any applicable employment laws cover situations where workers are required to stay home due to their own illness, concerns they may become ill, a family member’s illness, or school or business closings.        

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