Can You Force Your Employees to Work During a Government Ordered Lockdown?

Can You Force Your Employees to Work During a Government Ordered Lockdown?

T

he Lock down has created some big legal questions that no one really considered prior to the pandemic hitting the United States in March. One of the questions both employers and employees are asking is if employees can be required to work during the government ordered lock down.

The answer isn’t as straight forward as most people might assume it is.

Working From Home

If it turns out that a business’s employees have the ability to work from home, they can be told that they have to work during the government lock down. One of the surprising things about the pandemic is how many businesses who thought they needed to have their employees come in every single day are finding that it isn’t necessary at all. Some have even reported that having employees working from home has increased pr...