As shelter in place restrictions begin to relax across various states and cities, employers are making plans to bring employees back to the workplace.
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As shelter in place restrictions begin to relax across various states and cities, employers are making plans to bring employees back to the workplace. Resuming operations will not necessarily be addressed with a "one size fits all" approach, as requirements may differ for each business based on many factors, including their industry, location, customer base, and other specific concerns.
As employers' focus begins to shift from shelter in place to return to work, and state and local governments are adjusting restrictions almost daily, many questions will arise. FordHarrison's Coronavirus Taskforce is ready to assist employers in their efforts to reopen their workplaces and bring employees back. FordHarrison can help guide employers through the maze of issues involved in reopening their workplace, including:
- State requirements for returning to work
- Considerations for return to work decisions
- Industry-specific considerations
- Hiring and recall procedures
- Health screening and HIPAA issues
- Wage and hour issues for previously furloughed employees
- COVID-based employment litigation
Please visit the Coronavirus Taskforce Knowledge Center for specific resources and educational information to help get your business back to work.
Originally published May 23, 2020.
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