Employer obligations, precautions to take during coronavirus outbreak
HONG KONG - Lawyers Baker McKenzie have released a Client Alert for employers needing to take stock of their obligations to employees and any potential impact on their businesses of the coronavirus outbreak, now declared by the World Health Organisation to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Responses to some frequently-asked questions (listed below) are available on the BakerMcKenzie website at https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/insight/publications/2020/01/employer-p...
What are an employer's general obligations to its employees in relation to providing a safe working environment?
Can an employer require its employees to have their temperature tested?
Can an employer require an employee to stay out of the office?
What are an employer's obligations if an employee contracts the coronavirus?
What are the potential consequences if an employer does not comply with its obligations?
What should employers be doing now?