Legal Advisor – Business Re-Open Checklist

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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2020-06-11T21:26:28-07:00June 11th, 2020|