David Newman spoke to Bloomberg Law about how the legal concerns companies are facing in the wake of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) developments.
When tackling worker protections, some companies are limiting business travel and encouraging employees to work from home, but businesses fear they may be held liable for workers’ participation in meetings or other corporate events where employees are expoded. At the same time, efforts to protect staff could run afoul of privacy rules.
“What can they and can’t they ask their workforce about their potential exposure to the virus, travel activities, and medical history?” said David, who is leading MoFo’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, and advising clients about the outbreak.
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