As the federal, state, and local governments are starting to unveil their return-to-work plans, employers are anxious to resume operations and get employees back to the workplace. At Littler, we understand that the “next normal” looks different for every organization, each with its own unique workforce, business goals, and concerns. To address these and other issues stemming from the current pandemic, Littler continues to build on its COVID‑19 offerings through comprehensive resources that can help employers start the return-to-work conversation.

Littler offers a selection of documents, guides, and charts, including:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit for Employers
  • California COVID-19 Prevention Plan
  • COVID-19 Temperature & Symptom Screening Package for Employers
  • Remote Work Toolkit for Employers
  • FFCRA Forms and Policies for Employers
  • Virginia Permanent Standard Package for Employers

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COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit for Employers

As employers prepare their workforce for the availability of the COVID-19 vaccination, the Littler Vaccination Working Group developed two comprehensive toolkits – a vaccination toolkit for all employers and one specific to healthcare and long-term facilities – to help with the array of vaccine-related issues facing employers.

  • A practical overview on availability and distribution of the vaccine
  • A Q&A guide to help address the myriad COVID-19 vaccination-related issues, including discussion of the December 16, 2020, EEOC guidance on employee vaccinations
  • Sample policies with helpful annotations
  • A comprehensive review of legal issues tied to the COVID-19 vaccine
  • State-level COVID-19 vaccine distribution guidance

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California COVID-19 Prevention Plan

The California COVID-19 Prevention Plan provides a COVID-19 Prevention Program for employers and notice templates compliant with Cal/OSHA and California’s AB 685 notice requirement. The Prevention Program includes guidance and policies on the following:

  • Identification and evaluation of COVID-19 hazards
  • Investigations
  • Training
  • Physical distancing, face coverings, and engineering and administrative controls
  • Reporting and recording-keeping
  • Return to work criteria
  • Multiple COVID-19 infections and major COVID-19 outbreaks

The California COVID-19 Prevention Plan also includes prepared templates and forms to comply with AB 685’s Notice Requirements.
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COVID-19 Temperature and Symptom Screening Package for Employers

The COVID-19 Temperature and Symptom Screening Package for Employers provides guidance and sample protocols, notices, and forms for employers considering using temperature and/or symptom screening as a workplace health and safety measure.
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FFCRA Forms and Policies for Employers

Template policies and forms that employers can use to implement the Families First Coronavirus Act for both Emergency Family and Medical Leave and Emergency Paid Sick Leave.
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Virginia Permanent Standard Package for Employers

On January 27, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that he had approved a Final Permanent Standard (Permanent Standard) for preventing COVID-19 in the workplace, making Virginia the first state in the nation to implement a permanent COVID-19 workplace safety and health standard. The Permanent Standard, which applies to all employers in the Commonwealth, supersedes the Emergency Temporary Standard that had been in place since July 2020 but expired on January 26, 2021. The Permanent Standard, like the Emergency Temporary Standard, requires employers to implement measures to help slow the transmission of, and protect workers from, COVID-19. There are several baseline obligations that employers must meet to comply with the rule. The Permanent Standard includes mandates such as performing a hazard assessment, implementing feasible engineering and administrative controls, implementing an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (IDPRP), and conducting training.

The Virginia Final Permanent Standard Package for Employers includes a comprehensive template policy that implements the standard and “doubles” as an IDPRP. This policy can be easily adapted to the unique characteristics of a worksite. The package also includes several fillable forms and a hazard assessment matrix.
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