5 actions restaurant employers should take to combat coronavirus

Every employer should be considering these moves right now, according to a law firm that specializes in employment situations.
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1. Come up with a plan now.

2. Tell your employees the plan. It will reduce panic and uncertainty.

3. Monitor school closings or other things affecting your employees so you can respond.

4. Inform and reassure employees of their options for sick leave for themselves and family members.

5. Have a plan for if an employee develops symptoms or is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Source: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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