As some states lift “stay-at-home” orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit organizations and businesses may be considering whether to reopen their workplaces to get back to business. When reopening, employers may need to navigate a multitude of workplace laws and risks. What kinds of employee lawsuits and claims may employers expect arising from shutdowns, furloughs, layoffs and resumption of work in the physical workplace? May an employee lawfully refuse to return to work? What potential liability may an employer face in re-opening or in continuing to allow work-from-home?
These and other considerations are discussed in my article Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Re-Opening Your Workplace: What Nonprofits and Businesses Need to Know.