A corporate executive recently had a pressing question for employment lawyer Jonathan Segal. Could he go on a long-planned vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina?
The executive, it turned out, was less concerned about catching COVID than he was about would happen when he returned to his home in Philadelphia. That’s because Pennsylvania has imposed a 14-day quarantine on those arriving from a growing number of other states—including North Carolina. The executive wondered whether his employer could prevent him from taking the trip, or if he’d have to avoid returning to the office afterwards.