In this Texas Lawyer article, Scott Fiddler and Brooke Willard identify some of the issues that have arisen and laws that are implicated as a result of the presence of the invisible threat of COVID-19 in the workplace. These issues include the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), wage-and-hour compliance, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), OSHA compliance, workplace injuries and workers’ compensation, ADA compliance, and privacy concerns regarding employee health information.
“Although the threat may be invisible, it cannot be ignored. An employer must mitigate against its effects while also taking care not to violate laws making mitigation even more difficult. This article will identify some of the issues that have arisen and laws that are implicated as a result of the presence of this invisible threat in the workplace.”
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