COVID-19 and Employee Time Off Work: a Guideline for Employers
As the number of COVID-19 positive cases continues to increase worldwide, resulting in international travel bans and quarantines, workplace issues and concerns continue to develop. One such concern is how to treat employee-absence. This article should be used has a guide only. It does not deal with every potential situation.
In the view of Bowmans, the starting point for employers is to develop a set of rules and an operational response plan that would apply in the various scenarios that may materialise as a result of the spread of COVID-19. These rules must be clearly communicated to the workforce and must be consistently applied.