Baker Botts hosted a webinar on Thursday, March 26, which focused on the following:
States, cities, and counties across the United States are entering "stay at home" orders for their citizens - all with exceptions for "essential" and "critical" functions. This has raised a myriad of questions for companies trying to comply with these orders while also trying to maintain necessary operations, including.
- What are "essential employees" or "essential operations" and how are those broad categories defined and applied differently in different regions?
- How "essential" businesses should proceed - and determine who should be called to work, and when - absent clear guidance or precedent?
- Is it advisable to issue "hall passes" to essential employees?
- How should companies communicate and interact with their customers, suppliers, and contractors on these issues?
- How should companies communicate with personnel in regional or district offices in the same or other states - including those who are anxious to work and those who are managing family and personal circumstances at home?
- What considerations need to be given to employees traveling across county or state lines with such restrictions?
To register to view a recording of this webinar, please click here.
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