Communicable diseases like COVID-19 transform a workplace quickly. As employers, we are responsible for the health and safety of our staff and customers while trying to keep our businesses operating and financially stable. Below you'll find a number of resources to assist you in understanding this changing landscape.
Here you will find a few blog posts I've written recently to help employers navigate this pandemic in the workplace.
Here you can download the required posting employers must provide re: the FFCRA Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA. Place this posting with your on-site workplace postings and/or send via email to remote employees to satisfy the posting requirement.
One of our favorites, Kevin Kruse, Founder & CEO of LEADx, is offering this free on-demand webinar to provide employers with practical ways to manage remote employees well.
The Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division provides overviews of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. These overviews help both employers and employees understand the impact on wages and hours worked under the Federal Labor Standards Act, and expanded rights of job-protected leave under FMLA.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created What You Should Know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Coronavirus.
The US Department of Health & Human Services has created a resource to help covered entities and their staff understand how patient information can be shared during an infectious disease outbreak or other emergency situations.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has a dedicated COVID-19 page for employers and employees.
The US Department of Commerce has a comprehensive guide to Enterprise Telework, Remote Access, and Bring your Own Device Security that helps answer security questions for employers regarding any temporary or ongoing remote/telework arrangement.