How Can Pennsylvania Employers Comply with State Health Orders in Light of the EEOC’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance?On April 24, 2020 by Schnader in Client Alerts
Brian Wallen and Jo Bennett published a client alert, “How Can Pennsylvania Employers Comply with State Health Orders in Light of the EEOC’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance?”
Pennsylvania has issued new safety directives to businesses in an attempt to protect essential workers and others who are most at risk of contracting the coronavirus. On April 15, 2020, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, released an Order addressing safety measures that employers are required to take to protect workers from becoming infected with COVID-19. The Order specifically exempts health-care workers.
Meanwhile, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has published several iterations of guidance for employers on issues involving COVID-19, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and other federal laws, most recently updated on April 17, 2020.
Please visit our COVID-19 Resource Center for additional guidance.