Employment Law Considerations in Reopening the New York Workplace in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
(UPDATED JULY 8, 2020). As New York phases out its stay-at-home orders, non-essential businesses will begin to reopen. Although the timing and extent of these modifications to New York’s stay-at-home orders are uncertain, employers should devise a proactive return-to-work plan to ensure a safe and smooth reopening. The White House has issued guidelines for reopening non-essential businesses, placing the onus on states and local governments to determine their preparedness to limit COVID-19 exposure in businesses and workplaces. Federal guidelines and state executive orders will require employers to implement comprehensive return-to-work policies and procedures. This advisory is designed to help employers chart a path through the maze of civil, medical and legal guidelines towards a successful reopening. The most suitable path for each employer will depend on its location, industry and size as well as its employees’ individual circumstances.
For more information with respect to the foregoing, please read a memo drafted by Zachary M. Seelenfreund and Jeanne R. Solomon by clicking the following link: Employment Law Considerations in Reopening the New York Workplace in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic - JULY 8, 2020 UPDATE.
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