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COVID-19 – Your Business and Municipal Needs

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the way of life for employees and employers nationally and throughout Pennsylvania. This has been an unprecedented situation that has forced employers to re-evaluate their policies, particularly regarding sick leave, vacation time, discrimination, discipline, and more. At N. Stotler Law, our Pittsburgh employment lawyers are ready to help you navigate all areas of operating your business or municipality concerning COVID-19-related issues. We stand ready to serve employers throughout western and central Pennsylvania.

What employment law issues are affected by COVID-19?

Employers throughout the United States and Pennsylvania are grappling with how to handle COVID-19. This health crisis will undoubtedly affect employers for months, or even years, moving forward. Some of the most pertinent aspects of employment law that may arise due to this pandemic include the following:

  • Paid or unpaid sick leave: The Families First Coronavirus Protection Act (FFCPA) amended the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and added employee paid sick leave to provide paid and unpaid absences from work with benefits under various circumstances. You need to understand how these laws affect COVID-19-related absences.
  • Workers’ compensation: There will be many questions about employees returning to work and whether or not they will receive workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania for COVID-19-related illnesses. Attorney Stotler will stay abreast of the most current laws regarding this issue and ensure you are prepared.
  • Unemployment claims: Many businesses throughout Pennsylvania had to reduce their labor force due to COVID-19. N. Stotler Law will ensure that you, as the employer, understand your obligations regarding the unemployment system and any layoffs or terminations that are necessary.
  • Working remotely: Many employers have shifted to remote work. This shift can significantly alter various policies you may have in place, particularly use of the technology policies, privacy and surveillance policies, and even discrimination and harassment policies. Let Attorney Stotler ensure that all of your workplace policies are in line with remote work situations.

Let an attorney help you through this today

If your business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and you are re-evaluating how this health crisis will affect your employees and policies, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At N. Stotler Law, we want to get to work helping you as soon as possible. Our Pittsburgh COVID-19 employment law attorneys understand that this is an unprecedented time, and you are dealing with complex employment law issues. We are here to help employers throughout central and western Pennsylvania. You can contact us for a consultation on your case by clicking here or calling 724-841-5565.