As An Employer You Must Respond to a Variety of issues to Maintain and Re-Open Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Since this situation is unpredictable you, as an employer, must take a number of actions to ensure your business practices follow local and state guidelines:
- Consult CDC, OSHA and health department best practices for more information go to coronavirus.lacity.org/business
- Assess permissibility of onsite operations as regards to closure orders
- Assess workforce needs including telework, furlough, or layoff
- Consider monitoring health of workforce; body temperature, personal protective equipment, rearrange physical space to ensure adequate social distancing
- Monitor travel history of employees and third parties entering premises
- Implement guidelines to limit or restrict visitor and other third party access to workplace
- Shift positions to telework where practical
- Consider options of salary reduction, conversion of salary to hourly, and other methods to reduce wage-related expenses
- Communicate with employees regarding anticipated closures, layoffs, furloughs, social distancing, non-discrimination, and anti-harassment policies
- An Employer must follow the guidelines of the City and County in which her business resides. Above all an Employer must ensure a safe working environment to the best of her ability
* This checklist is only a summary of key points. For details go to coronavirus.lacity.org/business
While Employers must follow State and County guidelines, they must also be aware of their own workplace environment and the requests of their Employees. If you think it is a minefield, it is.
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