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May 27th, 2020
Checklist: Eleven Policies to Consider Before Reopening Your Business
As economies across the country begin restarting and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers have some important, pandemic-related revisions to consider for their employment policies and handbooks. Frankfurt Kurnit’s employment team has been reviewing the applicable federal, state, and local laws, guidelines and regulations to gather a list of specific policies employers should consider creating or revising:
1. COVID-19 screening, monitoring, and response policy
2. Social distancing, handwashing, and personal protection policy
3. Anti-discrimination/harassment & equal opportunity policy
4. Workplace accommodations policy
5. Remote work policy
6. Absence and flexible work policy
7. Sick leave and PTO policy
8. Travel policy
10. Discipline/discharge policy
11. Visitor policy
The Frankfurt Kurnit employment team will continue to monitor emerging laws, guidelines, and regulations for further recommended policies and best practices for employers. If you need help drafting or revising any of the policies discussed above, please contact Tricia Legittino, Wendy Stryker or any member of the Employment Compliance, Training & Litigation Group.
Other Employment Law Alerts
The Fast and the Furious: Four Major Developments in COVID-19 and Return-to-Work Protocols
In case you blinked, we covered four major developments that came out in the past week that every employer needs to know as they reopen their offices. Read more.
June 16 2021
Vac to Work: EEOC Provides New Guidance on Vaccine Requirements, Incentives, and Documentation Requests
On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its ongoing guidance on COVID-related labor and employment rules, “What You Should Know about COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” The updates provide crucial information for employers working through their return-to-work plans. Read more.
June 4 2021
New York HERO Act Imposes New Health and Safety Rules on Employers
On May 6, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”) into law as a response to COVID-19 safety concerns in connection with New Yorkers returning to in-person work. Read more.
May 7 2021