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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
New Ruling from the National Labor Relations Board May Require Significant Handbook Revisions
On August 2, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision, Stericycle Inc. and Teamsters Local 628, that creates a new legal standard for how the NLRB will evaluate workplace rules and policies to determine if such rules interfere with employees’ protected rights to engage in concerted workplace activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. Read more.
August 8 2023
New York Releases New Changes to its Model Sexual Harassment Policy and Training Video
On April 11, 2023, the New York State Department of Labor released updated versions of its sexual harassment model policy and training materials. Read more.
April 17 2023
National Labor Relations Board Provides Key Guidance on Severance Agreements
On March 22, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) released a memorandum providing employers of both unionized and private sector workplaces with important guidance about severance agreements that contain broad confidentiality and/or non-disparagement provisions (the "Memo"). Read more.
March 30 2023