Screening Employees for Coronavirus

As testing becomes more widely available, lawyers are getting more calls from business members about their role and responsibility in screening their employees to maintain a safe workplace.

Can I require employees to be tested before coming to work?
Is it ok to require a doctor's note clearing an employee that seems sick, before letting them come back?
What are my rights related to forcing an employee to stay home if I think they are sick?  

Many elements of workplace safety and business law are shifting as the pandmeic progresses and legislation is passed. The best way to understand your obligations and protect your rights is to work with experienced attorneys in employment and business law. If you need help with employee health screening concerns, we suggest you speak with an attorney or visit our workplace safety blog post. It’ll reduce your stress.

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LegalShield Attorneys Are Available to Answer Business Law and Workplace Safety Questions 

The Coronavirus pandemic has raised a lot of legal questions. Getting sound legal advice and support at a time like this can go a long way to reducing your stress and protecting your rights. LegalShield business and employment law attorneys have been working around the clock to provide our small business members the guidance they need and we are committed to remaining open throughout the pandemic to provide legal support.

We’re here to help you too. Review the information below and then speak with one of our attorneys.

Liability Concerns Related to Coronavirus

Coronavirus raises novel questions about an employer’s liability as it relates to workplace safety for employees and customers. 

Am I liable for damages if I require workers to come in to the office and they contract Coronavirus?
How should I communicate to my workforce that one of their co-workers has tested positive?
What are the rules and potential liabilities if I have employees continue to travel for work? 


The best way to ensure you’re complying with the law, taking care of your employees and protecting your business is to work with an experienced lawyer. LegalShield has business plans that are extremely affordable. If you join today, we can discuss the specific actions you need to take to resolve your liability concerns.

Remote Work and Workplace Safety

While employee safety is always important, remote workers pose new legal challenges. LegalShield attorneys can help you review policies and procedures that no only enhance employee safety, but follow the law. 

What am I allowed to do if I think an employee is sick but they’re still coming to work?
Are there best practices I should be following to maximize the safety of remote workers?
Is limiting the number of employees that come in to the office an option? 

non-payment?

For quick answers and ideas, we suggest you read our new workplace safety blog post.

If you need further legal assistance, you can get help from our attorneys. View plans and pricing or join now and speak to an attorney in as little as 4 hours.

Covid-19 and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Does having the Coronavirus count as a disability under the ADA?
What are my rights and obligations as an employer during this uncertain time?
Is remote work access considered a sucifient accommodation under the law?

Many employment law issues, such as the ADA questions listed above, are unclear and fluid. LegalShield business and employment law attorneys are tracking all the latest developments and are available to help clarify your rights and obligations. Members can speak to an attorney about any legal issue and their attorney can even make phone calls or write letters on your behalf to help resolve disputes. For quick answers to common questions, check out our new workplace safety blog post.

As an employer, you should be familiar with the ADA, which prohibits employment discrimination against anyone with a disability. Also, the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to those that do have a disability. 

Affordable Legal Services

In “normal” times, businesses can face an avalanche of legal issues that are best handled by a competent business attorney. Now more than ever, having access to the right legal professionals to help you navigate the novel legal challenges created by the Coronavirus, is pretty much mandatory. The right legal advice can mean the difference between financial ruin and positioning your business to survive the pandemic. Plus, you’ll instantly reduce stress when you know you’re making the right moves based on accurate and up to date information.

LegalShield has been helping individuals and businesses for over 48 years.
We have over 4.5 million members and a network of 39 law firms covering the entire US and 4 Canadian Provinces.
Our business plans offer the most comprehensive legal support a small business can get for less than the cost of one nice business lunch. 

Whether you need just a little advice, policy documents reviewed or you need an attorney to makes calls or write letters on your behalf, there is no more cost effective way to get the legal help you need than by becoming a member of LegalShield. 

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Screening Employees for Coronavirus

As testing becomes more widely available, lawyers are getting more calls from business members about their role and responsibility in screening their employees to maintain a safe workplace. 

Can I require employees to be tested before coming to work?
Is it ok to require a doctor's note clearing an employee that seems sick, before letting them come back?  
What are my rights related to forcing an employee to stay home if I think they are sick? 

Many elements of workplace safety and business law are shifting as the pandmeic progresses and legislation is passed. The best way to understand your obligations and protect your rights is to work with experienced attorneys in employment and business law. If you need help with employee health screening concerns, we suggest you speak with an attorney or visit our workplace safety blog post. It’ll reduce your stress. 

LEARN MORE

Liability Concerns Related to Coronavirus 

The best way to ensure you’re complying with the law, taking care of your employees and protecting your business is to work with an experienced lawyer. LegalShield has business plans that are extremely affordable. If you join today, we can discuss the specific actions you need to take to resolve your liability concerns. 

Coronavirus raises novel questions about an employer’s liability as it relates to workplace safety for employees and customers. 

LEARN MORE

Am I liable for damages if I require workers to come in to the office and they contract Coronavirus?
How should I communicate to my workforce that one of their co-workers has tested positive?
What are the rules and potential liabilities if I have employees continue to travel for work?

Remote Work and Workplace Safety

For quick answers and ideas, we suggest you read our new workplace safety blog post.

While employee safety is always important, remote workers pose new legal challenges. LegalShield attorneys can help you review policies and procedures that no only enhance employee safety, but follow the law. 

LEARN MORE

What am I allowed to do if I think an employee is sick but they’re still coming to work?
Are there best practices I should be following to maximize the safety of remote workers?
Is limiting the number of employees that come in to the office an option? 
non-payment?

If you need further legal assistance, you can get help from our attorneys. View plans and pricing or join now and speak to an attorney in as little as 4 hours.

OSHA regulations require employers to provide a safe work environment free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Coronavirus has made this fundamental obligation a bit more challenging and confusing for small business owners.    

Covid-19 and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Many employment law issues, such as the ADA questions listed above, are unclear and fluid. LegalShield business and employment law attorneys are tracking all the latest developments and are available to help clarify your rights and obligations. Members can speak to an attorney about any legal issue and their attorney can even make phone calls or write letters on your behalf to help resolve disputes. For quick answers to common questions, check out our new workplace safety blog post.

As an employer, you should be familiar with the ADA, which prohibits employment discrimination against anyone with a disability. Also, the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to those that do have a disability.

Does having the Coronavirus count as a disability under the ADA?
What are my rights and obligations as an employer during this uncertain time?
Is remote work access considered a sucifient accommodation under the law? 

LEARN MORE

Affordable Legal Services

Whether you need just a little advice, policy documents reviewed or you need an attorney to makes calls or write letters on your behalf, there is no more cost effective way to get the legal help you need than by becoming a member of LegalShield. 

In “normal” times, businesses can face an avalanche of legal issues that are best handled by a competent business attorney. Now more than ever, having access to the right legal professionals to help you navigate the novel legal challenges created by the Coronavirus, is pretty much mandatory. The right legal advice can mean the difference between financial ruin and positioning your business to survive the pandemic. Plus, you’ll instantly reduce stress when you know you’re making the right moves based on accurate and up to date information.

LegalShield has been helping individuals and businesses for over 48 years.
We have over 4.5 million members and a network of 39 law firms covering the entire US and 4 Canadian Provinces.
Our business plans offer the most comprehensive legal support a small business can get for less than the cost of one nice business lunch. 

LEARN MORE

Additional Resources and Support

For quick answers to many of the questions raised above, we encourage you to visit our blog post about consumer finance issues. We've provided more information about the most common questions and we will continue to add new content as things unfold. Check back often.

Also, LegalShield and its network of 39 law firms that cover the entire US and Canada will remain open to help our members throughout the course of this pandemic.

Whether you just need a little advice, a contract reviewed or you need an attorney to make calls and write letters on your behalf to resolve a thorny financial issue with a utility company, bank or employer, there is no more cost effective way to get the help you need than by becoming a member of LegalShield.

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The Coronavirus pandemic has raised a lot of legal questions. Getting sound legal advice and support at a time like this can go a long way to reducing your stress and protecting your rights. LegalShield provider attorneys have been working to provide our 4.5 million members the guidance they need and we are committed to remaining open throughout the pandemic to provide legal support.

We’re here to help you too. Review the information below and then speak with one of our attorneys.

Workplace Safety Policies and Procedures 

OSHA regulations require employers to provide a safe work environment free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Coronavirus has made this fundamental obligation a bit more challenging and confusing for small business owners.    

Does my business need a new or updated workplace safety policy? What should be included?
Are there any pandemic specific regulations I need to take into consideration?
What should I do If one of my employees tests positive for Covid-19?

If you’re uncertain about what you need to do regarding employee safety during the pandemic, it would be a good idea to speak with an attorney. All LegalShield business plans allow you to speak with an attorney about any business legal issue and review legal documents and policies. Plans start at only $39.00 per month and, if you join today, you can speak with an attorney in as little as 4 hours. 

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