Please see an updated version of our FAQs as of April 18, 2020.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a substantial impact on the U.S. workplace. Please click here for a series of FAQs we have compiled based on some of the more common questions that clients with U.S.-based employees have posed to us within the past few weeks.
These FAQs are general and high-level in nature, and should not be used as a substitute for speaking with a Reed Smith employment lawyer. This is true especially because the COVID-19 situation is a fluid, rapidly evolving one, and there are many considerations that are unique to particular circumstances, industries, and jurisdictions (e.g., California and New York each have a bevy of state and local rules and regulations that far exceed the requirements of federal workplace law).
To that end, the information contained in this memorandum is current as of April 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm EDT. Federal, state, and local agencies continue to issue regular updates and implement new laws, regulations, and guidance in response to CV that may impact these FAQs in the future. This edition of the FAQs contains updated responses throughout, as well as newly-added FAQs concerning burgeoning issues.
Please note that this is not legal advice. To speak with a Reed Smith employment lawyer concerning any issue related to COVID-19, please contact us at rsCoronavirusEmploymentTeam@ReedSmith.com.