Going Back to Work
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to returning to work and that makes the process all the more challenging for employers.
A host of legal and public health issues must be considered to ensure the safety and health of employees as they return to work. In addition to federal guidance and recommendations, employers will need to take into account the ever-evolving orders, recommendations, and guidance from state and local authorities.
To help employers address these and other issues stemming from the current pandemic, Littler is offering a series of Insights on returning to work.
Now governments are starting to unveil their return-to-work plans. When employees finally reenter the workplace and operations resume, it will hardly be business as usual. Employers will need to make difficult decisions in the weeks and months ahead.
New workplace concerns and obligations include taking day-to-day actions to limit the spread of the virus, managing reasonable accommodation requests from those returning to the worksite and from those wanting to continue to work from home, and minimizing discrimination risks as employers pare down the size of their workforce based on today’s economic climate.
Here are some of the issues: