As each of the 50 states enter initial phases of reopening after months of widespread business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers planning to return employees to workplaces must navigate a slew of state and local regulations, as well as the contours of guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The shifting legal landscape requires an individualized return-to-work plan based on the location and dynamics of each workplace and the industry in which you operate. But there are a number of common questions employers should be prepared to address before reopening their workplaces.
Please contact Reed L. Russell, Raquel Ramirez Jefferson or any other member of Phelps’ Labor and Employment team if you have questions or need compliance advice and guidance. For more information related to COVID-19, see Phelps’ COVID-19: Client Resource Portal.