March 20, 2020Published Article

Milwaukee Business Journal feature, “Michael Best Lawyers: What to do if you have an employee with COVID-19?”

Milwaukee Business Journal

Responding to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is a challenge to the entire world. Businesses are starting to take their cues from school and entertainment venue closings, leaving some business leaders wondering whether they are making the right choice by staying open.

This is not a simple consideration. Businesses like health care facilities and grocery stores must stay open if possible. For other businesses, it may be a choice that could lead to permanent job losses.

Understanding the laws that apply to COVID-19–related decisions will not guarantee a business survives the economic impact, but it can reduce the scars that are inflicted on the business after the outbreak is over. Here are some important considerations when addressing employment-related decisions.

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