John Ho spoke with CBS New York about whether employers can restrict employees from traveling during the holidays. John says employers do have the right to restrict workers’ travel plans, requiring them upon return to quarantine for 14 days or longer in order to protect their entire workforce. He says, in some cases, companies can take away paid leave benefits if an employee takes a personal trip to a COVID-19 hot zone. “If you actually voluntarily go for non-work-related reasons, then you’re not going to qualify for, for example, the federal Family First Coronavirus Response Act,” said John.
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