Employer Guidelines During COVID-19

On May 1, 2020, Gov. Sununu issued Emergency Order #40 (extending a previous closure of non-essential businesses and stay-at-home order), which includes Exhibit B that provides guidelines in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis to New Hampshire employers who remain open (or who are reopening) and their employees. While the guidelines largely provide guidance on employment law matters – such as developing screening processes, allowing employees to telework as appropriate, updating illness policies – employers are reminded of the requirements under the FFCRA to provide paid sick leave as applicable. In addition, the guidelines include requirements for employees, such as practicing social distancing, staying home when ill and wearing a face mask (among other requirements).

New Hampshire employers should be aware of these guidelines and communicate with employees accordingly.

Emergency Order #40 Exhibit B »
Emergency Order #40 »