Q:

In the USA can employers require employees to report personal travel?

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Rachel Amos
The Senate
14 Mar 2020

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  • 14 Mar 2020
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    Per the related Sidley note:

    "In all states and the District of Columbia, an employer may inquire if an employee has traveled to any locations identified by the CDC as a Level 3 risk area. Additionally, employers may ask employees if they have traveled to any areas where state or local public health officials recommend that visitors self-quarantine after visiting. However, an employer should not require employees to report personal travel to any non-affected areas or other forms of travel. As of March 12, the countries at Level 3 risk are China, Iran, South Korea and most of Europe. The CDC is regularly updating its website, so employers should check periodically for updates at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/tr…. Employers should consider obligations to provide appropriate notice to employees regarding the collection of this information."

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    Rachel Amos
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