Back to Business: Revival After Lockdown
As New York overcomes the pandemic and life starts to return to normal, many businesses have resumed their day to day operations, allowing employees to return to work. As a business owner it is important to understand what your responsibilities are regarding your duty to protect your employee and yourself against COVID 19 and related liabilities.
Here at Trivedi Law Group P.C we stay up to date on what your obligations as an employer are, allow us to keep you informed and protected. If you face any difficulties we are here to counsel you and insure that you will remain secure and protected.
Your employees may file a complaint for any of the following reasons:
- if employee is forced to work at a business that is not allowed to operate
- Employee is being forced to work for a business that is allowed to operate but employer does not take safety and health precautions such as maintaining six feet between workers; mandating all employees to wear a mask or appropriate face covering when coming within six feet of others; providing masks for all workers
- Employee has concerns because his/her safety or a family member are part of a vulnerable population (i.e. underlying health conditions or over 70)
- Employer has failed to pay you wages owed for hours worked, earned sick pay, or paid time off
- Employer has threatened or fired you for reasons related to COVID-19
- Employee is qualified for COVID-19 paid sick leave and your employer refuses to pay it
- Employer forcing employee to work when employee is sick
Please be mindful that during these times, safety and health is more important than business. As an employer, it is important to be aware of the circumstances and remain secure and protected.
Written by:Nehal Trivedi