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.
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.
We've created a fully-customizable toolkit of policies and communication templates you can use as you transition to remote workplaces. Comprehensive policies and procedures are the part of a strong foundation in making sure you continue to protect your business and employees. What you'll receive:
Policy: Temporary Remote Work Policy
This policy will outline procedures, reinforce confidentiality of information expectations, and workspace requirements.
Memo: Temporary Remote Work Arrangements
Three (3) sample communications you can use when remote work is mandatory for all, mandatory for some, or optional.
Memo: Safe & Healthy Workplace Practices & Expectations
Sample communication to reinforce measures taken and company expectations.
Form: Company Property Agreement
Use this employee agreement to document and communicate expectations when sending employees home with company property.
Policy: Communicable Diseases Policy
Guidelines and policy statements to help communicate expectations for employees and their organizations.
Memo: Notice of Workplace Exposure to a Communicable Disease
Sample communication you can issue to your employees when you have been notified that either an employee or visitor infected with COVID-19 has been in your workplace.
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