Coronavirus: HR Considerations for Employers

March 2020


As cases of the coronavirus in the United States rise, employers are increasingly faced with a concern of how the virus may impact the workforce and what employers should be doing right now.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there is currently no evidence of widespread transmission of the coronavirus in the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) further notes that without regular human-to-human contact, most American workers are presently at low risk of contracting the virus.

However, with the coronavirus making front-page news day after day, most employers will be faced with questions asked by their employees who are nervous about the virus. And if an employee is suspected of having the virus, employers must be prepared with set policies, procedures, and communications to address such situations – effectively and with attention to current employment laws.


In this webinar, attendees will learn about:

  • who is at heightened risk of exposure;
  • what information to share with employees;
  • what to do about sick employees, at work or at home;
  • the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) considerations;
  • CDC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance;
  • a sample employee communication, and more.


Webinar presented by: 

Mike Bourgon
Employment & Labor Law Attorney
Synergy Human Resources