Kristin Klein Wheaton, a leader in the firm’s Employment and Labor and Municipalities and Public Entities groups, was quoted in an article for The Buffalo News discussing how employers are dealing with the coronavirus epidemic and what it means for businesses.
In “Coronavirus Dilemma: For Some, a Choice Between Being Sick and Being Paid,” Kristin talks about how employers are not only looking at paid sick leave policies, but what to do if business continuity is negatively impacted by the outbreak.
“They’re experiencing financial difficulty, even if they aren’t experiencing the virus in the workplace just yet,” Kristin said. She also added that the sick leave policy may be the most straightforward because there are different ways to cover someone who is off due to illness or the illness of a family member.
“Coronavirus Dilemma: For Some, a Choice Between Being Sick and Being Paid,” The Buffalo News, March 16, 2020
Kristin Klein Wheaton counsels and defends the interests of clients facing employment and labor issues, civil rights and discrimination claims, and complex commercial disputes. A skilled problem solver with over 20 years of legal experience in both the private and public sectors, Kristin’s wide-ranging practice includes labor and employee relations, contract negotiations, and assisting clients with human resources and employment counseling, as well as the creation and maintenance of compliance policies and strategies for state and federal laws.