What employers should know to protect workers during COVID-19 crisis
Sunday, March 29, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has forced many employers and the people who work for them to make major adjustments to how they operate. And while civic leaders devise plans to mitigate the unprecedented health crisis, local legal experts offer insights on the specifics of what employers must do to protect their employees and businesses during this time of change and uncertainty.
According to the law, employers do have an obligation to ensure their employees are safe. That means adhering to the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration general duty clause, which applies to all employers and is an obligation to keep employees safe from known or obvious hazards.