Jason Habinsky in NY1 News Broadcast: Staggered Schedules? Partitions? Office Life in NYC Will Look Different When You Return.

05/11/2020

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jason Habinsky was featured on a live broadcast of Spectrum News NY1 and an article about how New York employers should prepare for their employees to return to work.

Here is an excerpt of the article:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing some businesses in parts of upstate New York to resume operations next week.

It will be some time before most workers in the city return to their jobs. Streets are quiet now, but they might not ever get as busy as they once were because most of the world working 9-5 may become unusual.

“Employers really should be thinking about how many people it takes to do the job right off the bat,” said labor and employment law expert Jason Habinsky. “In other words, are there ways to stagger the days, hours and shifts of employees so you don’t have a mass of employees in the offices at the same time.”

Habinsky tells NY1 he recommends clients spread out offices and cubicles and, at least for a while, conference rooms should be closed and even refrigerators may be removed.

But elevators pose a big problem.

“How do you make sure employees aren’t piling into an elevator and therefore putting others at risk?” Habinsky said.

To watch a clip of the broadcast and to read the full article, click here.

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