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Employer attempts to restrict where employees go on vacation to prevent their exposure to COVID-19 are limited by laws and employee-relations considerations. However, pre-travel inquiries and advisories are allowed, so long as they are applied neutrally and uniformly. "Employers across the country are grappling with the question of whether to change their vacation policies in light of the coronavirus pandemic and, if so, how to do it," said Anthony Mingione, an attorney with Blank Rome in New York City. In general, employers may reject requests for vacations to hot spots due to the need to quarantine afterwards, according to Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, an attorney with Epstein Becker Green in New York City. "Employers have wide latitude in approving or not approving time off, and that does not change during COVID-19," said Michael Elkins, an attorney with MLE Law in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. But "it is very difficult to effectively monitor where employees go when they are not working, and even more difficult to try and control it," Mingione said. Read the rest of the article: Vacation Travel Policies May Need to Be Altered Due to Pandemic SHRM | Aug 2020 Please complete the brief survey near the bottom of this page. Additional resources are organized under the following headings: Personal Travel Business Travel Example Policies Related Resources Personal Travel Vacation Hot Spots: Managing Employee
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Jackson Lewis | Aug 2020Can Employers Restrict Employees' Personal Travel Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic? Fox Rothschild | Jul 2020 How Much Can Employers Control Employees' Summer Travel During COVID-19? A lot. Krieg DeVault | Jun 2020 Employee Personal Travel During COVID-19 Burns White | Jun 2020 Business Travel Business Travel Picking Up, but
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SHRM | Aug 2020State Quarantine Mandates Complicate Business Travel SHRM | Jul 2020Navigating the New Normal in
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SHRM | Jul 2020 Business Travel in the Age of COVID-19: Underlying Law, Practical Considerations, and Best Practices Seyfarth | Jul 2020 7 Tips for Creating a COVID-19 Essential Business Travel Policy Farella | Jun 2020 Best Practices for Critical Workers Traveling to and from "Hot Spot" States Thompson Hine | Jul 2020 Example Policies COVID-19 Temporary Employee Travel Policy Hood College Travel Restrictions, Requirements and Considerations UTMB Travel Guidelines University of Rochester Travel FAQs The University of New Mexico Related Resources U.S. State Travel Restrictions Lockheed Martin | On-going Updates Considerations for Travelers—Coronavirus in the US CDC | Jun 2020 When and How to Pay Quarantined Workers SHRM | Jul 2020 Memo: Temporary Suspension of Nonessential Business Travel SHRM | Jul 2020 U.S. Travelers Subject to Continued EU Restrictions on Non-Essential Travel Littler | Jul 2020
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