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Business leaders face difficult decisions as they develop a strategy to safely reopen worksites against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic. Employee workplace re-entry programs require thoughtful advanced planning. Chief among employer concerns are physical workplace safety, employee health screening and related legal considerations.

In the white paper Are You Prepared to Have Your Employees In the Workplace?, legal, safety and testing experts offer employers recommendations on these three key areas. Ogletree Deakins employment lawyer and shareholder Michael Eckard, Cresa principal Gillian Baikie, Cresa senior VP Brooks Morris and BioIQ CEO Justin Bellante offer detailed insight into legal considerations, return-to-office (RTO) workplace best practices and return-to-work clinical testing protocol for employers, including…

What Employers Need to Know and Do for Safe Worksite Re-Entry

1 – Legal

  • HIPAA release
  • Confidentiality requirements
  • ADA and Title VII Accommodations
  • Compensability guidelines
  • Managing infected employees

2 – Worksite

  • Re-entry team formation and planning
  • Evaluate physical space
  • Outline plans and employee resources
  • Clearly communicate RTO plans to employees
  • Maintain a feedback loop

  3 – Testing

  • Implement targeted testing protocol that is mindful of:
    • Pre-existent employee health threats
    • Risk of various roles within the organization
    • Probability of transmission in each office environment
  • Understand your test type options, including at-home test kits
  • Use tech to manage the testing process and results

Download this free resource to help your organization confidently prepare a thoughtful return-to-work strategy designed to keep employees safe.

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