Bloomberg Law
March 26, 2020, 6:38 PM

Employers With Skeleton Crews Are on the Hook for Their Safety

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

Employers that remain open for business while the coronavirus outbreak takes hold of the nation are making tough decisions about which of their employees are essential and then how to keep them safe while they do work that might not be part of their standard duties.

“We’re already seeing employers come up with ways to reconfigure space, staggering when people come into the workplace and trying to be creative in how to balance keeping a business running but also making sure they’re taking the precautions needed to keep workers safe,” said Rachel L. Conn, an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Labor ...

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