7 steps to respond to an employee with COVID-19 (8 counting the click)

July 8th, 2020

An Employee Has COVID-19—Now What? An Employer’s Quick 7-Step Guide

Though many experts thought the summer months would bring reprieve, COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise in the United States and, as a result, more employers are dealing with employees testing positive for the coronavirus. Since we published our original plan for responding COVID-19 cases when businesses began to reopen in April, updated guidance has provided some additional considerations employers should keep in mind as they address a positive coronavirus case. Here is our quick seven-step guide to addressing a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace

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Back to work

July 9th, 2020

Here we go folks, the time you have been anxiously waiting for the last 100 some odd days is here, it’s time to get back to work. While every state is requiring different things at different times, we noticed a few common themes employers should reflect on as you plan your big return

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Illinois provides model for newly required anti-harassment training

June 12th, 2020 Peter Gillespie at Laner Muchin

Illinois Provides Model for Newly Required Anti-Harassment Training In 2019, Illinois required employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all Illinois employees. This requirement also applies to employers based in other states that have one or more employees working remotely in Illinois or working at a customer’s worksite in Illinois...


Required poster – Families First Coronavirus Response Act

June 15th, 2020

The DOL issued the Families First Coronavirus Act poster this morning. Covered employers must post this notice today in a conspicuous place with its other employment law posters. If you do electronic posting of other employment posters, post this poster electronically. DOL also issued guidance stating that the leave requirements are effective April 1, 2020.

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July 8th, 2020

Coronavirus – Jaws or Y2K*?

For you the employer, for you the HR Director, for you the person in charge of paid leave and benefits and payroll and who everyone turns to when no one knows what to do: is COVID-19 much ado about nothing or will you need a bigger boat?

If you answered bigger boat, below is a list of articles, blogs, podcasts, briefings and audio files from our authors, Chambers of Commerce we work with, the Centers for Disease Control, the EPA, recognized experts in HR and others.

Click the state name for material specific to you. The state is followed by the author(s) of...

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