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Coronavirus Prompts Employers to Review Sick Leave Policies

3.4.20

HR and business leaders are likely considering whether they can send sick workers home or if they need to pay employees for missed work time due to Coronavirus. While the answers vary, at a minimum, employers should identify whether state or local paid-sick-leave laws cover these situations. In an interview with SHRM, Catharine Morisset recommends employers put a communicable disease policy in place if they don’t already have one. She also suggests that employers follow the guidance of the CDC’s website and encourage employees to stay informed about prevention strategies. 

To read the full article, visit SHRM.

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