By: Tom Jones Esq., AIM HR Solutions
COVID-19 raises significant challenges for business. Companies throughout Massachusetts and around the globe face the task of operating their businesses – and protecting employees – amid an undeclared pandemic.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts has been fielding a steady stream of calls from employers asking questions about the medical, management and legal implications of the virus.
AIM cannot provide medical and epidemiological information about COVID-19. That information is available from several sources:
AIM can provide information on management issues arising from COVID-19. Here are questions and answers for employers based on information the AIM staff has identified and reviewed. Many of the questions have been posed by AIM members who have called the association’s Employer Hotline.
AIM will review and update this Q & A to include new information as it develops for the duration of the crisis.
Be aware that COVID-19 is a fluid situation with new information emerging daily. Rely on information from credible sources and not rumors from the Internet or unverified sources. Consider designating a member of management to check authoritative websites to ensure you have updated information.
The best general advice for employers is to take a deep breath and act only after you are comfortable that the information you have is correct.