Employers worldwide and in all industries are now navigating their return-to-work planning. Bringing workforces back to the office with a safe and compliant plan, often executed across multiple locations, presents a unique set of challenges, particularly as we take into account evolving guidance from the federal, state, and local levels.
Epstein Becker Green (EBG) provides legal services as employers plan and prepare for a post-COVID-19 world. We comprehensively support clients as they address global legal mobility issues, workforce transformations and organizational changes, HR compliance programs, collective bargaining arrangements, class action litigation, compliance with harassment and discrimination laws, as well as other matters, including equal pay, executive compensation, and corporate governance.
Return-to-Work Training and Safety Planning
As employers look at post-pandemic planning and return-to-work considerations, EBG is equipped to help navigate various aspects of these novel circumstances and implications, including:
- Policies, practices, and procedures regarding time off of work, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, sick time, and vacation
- Remote work
- Workforce restructuring
- Return-to-work strategy
- Vaccination programs, policies, and procedures
- Employee safety and health
- Internal and external communications
- Daily questionnaires and acknowledgments
- Strategy implementation
Internal Training Solution
Employers must comply with the current and evolving guidance related to training employees as they return to the office. Our training solution, developed by EBG’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, addresses return-to-work considerations and guidelines to help you bring your workforce back in a safe and compliant manner. This presentation can be tailored to your company’s internal branding and may be administered by either a member of your own training team or one of our experienced attorneys.
View Samples of What Our Internal Training Solution Can Provide
It’s Time to Ready Your Vaccine Policy - #WorkforceWednesday (November 25, 2020) - News that a potential COVID-19 vaccine could be imminent brings employers to their next challenge: workplace vaccine policies and procedures. Attorneys Jennifer Barna and Nathaniel Glasser tell us more. You can also read about the issues in Business Insider (subscription required).
Tips for Return-to-Work Manager Training: Manager-specific COVID-19 training is an essential part of ensuring a smooth and compliant return to work. Managers should be reminded of issues such as properly addressing accommodation requests and recognizing protected concerted activity.