While the coronavirus antibody testing is becoming much more readily available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is cautioning employers against basing employment decisions on whether to “return persons to the workplace” solely on testing. Following the EEOC’s go-ahead for employers to screen workers for the coronavirus before allowing them to enter the […]
Wellness & Safety
Many employees can’t escape the pressures of work by going home. They’re already home. All the time. And now … they might suffer burnout. Some are stressed about work. Some are sick of their homes. Most are overwhelmed by everything that’s happened in the last several months. It’s serious, too: About 90% of employees said […]
All employers must now determine whether employees who have the coronavirus contracted it at work, according to new guidance issued by OSHA. “To comply with the new enforcement guidance, whenever an employee becomes ill with COVID-19, an employer needs to conduct a mini-investigation,” said Annette Idalski, an attorney at Chamberlain Hrdlicka. OSHA’s new guidance, which […]
It’s probably what many of you have been waiting for: OSHA has issued guidance, all in one document, on returning employees to the workplace safely. Here’s a quick overview from Safety News Alert. OSHA recommends a 3-phase approach: Phase 1: Make telework available when possible. Limit the number of people in the workplace to maintain […]
During this COVID-19 pandemic, workplace drug testing will require new rules and new precaution, but it should never be compromised.
During these stressful and uncertain times, it can be easy to give into the anxiety. And while this new normal is difficult to adjust to, there are some ways this pandemic has changed how we work for the better. Calm in the chaos It might sound crazy, but here’s how workplaces have actually been benefiting […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently provided new guidance regarding workplace cleaning, disinfecting, social distancing and ventilation in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in the U.S. Social distancing When it comes to social distancing, the CDC recommends establishing policies and best practices for the individual workplace, especially if state and local health […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate game-changer that has turned many things, especially business, on its head. In response, most companies are implementing work-from-home-arrangements for employees so they can keep things running. Along with all the cautions about online scams and email phishing, another pitfall awaits: It’s possible that without a legally sound remote work […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute of the United States, has created a reliable and authoritative online resource for everything related to COVID-19.