Provide Employees with an “Essential Business” Letter

Are you running an essential business?  Many aviation businesses – including those that distribute aircraft parts – are part of the federal critical infrastructure.

If you are remaining open as part of the federal critical infrastructure, then you need some of your essential employees to be able to do their work.  Some may be able to telework, but some employees, like warehouse staff, cannot do their jobs without being physically present.  Under most state “stay-at-home” laws, those essential employees who are necessary to the operations of an essential business are permitted to leave the homes to go to work.

Some states have recommended that these employees get letters to verify their status.  We are now advising all essential employers to provide verification letters to the essential employees who must travel to work.

If you issue employee identification badges, then you may wish to tie the letter to an employee identification on the badge and require the employee to carry the badge with the letter when traveling between work and home.

 

[BUSINESS LETTERHEAD]

 

This letter is provided as evidence that the named employee is an employee of [COMPANY NAME].  [COMPANY NAME] is an essential business under state law and a part of the critical federal infrastructure, and is continuing to operate until further notice.  This employee is permitted under the terms of the Executive Order to travel to and from work.  If you have questions related to this designation, then please communicate with the Business Contact listed below.

EMPLOYEE NAME:

 

BUSINESS CONTACT

 

Name:   _______________________

Title:      _______________________

Phone: _______________________

Email:    _______________________

About Jason Dickstein
Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. Since 1992, he has represented aviation trade associations and businesses that include aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturers, distributors, and repair stations, as well as both commercial and private operators. Blog content published by Mr. Dickstein is not legal advice; and may not reflect all possible fact patterns. Readers should exercise care when applying information from blog articles to their own fact patterns.

One Response to Provide Employees with an “Essential Business” Letter

  1. Pingback: Stay-at-Home Laws: How Do They Affect Aviation? | ASA Web Log

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