The pandemic’s initial origination in Asia provides an opportunity for western-based employers to anticipate where they might be in 6 weeks to 2 months and what they might anticipate as they prepare to manage their employees’ to return to the workplace.
On April 23, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp signed an order relaxing the statewide Shelter in Place Order and providing additional guidance related to the reopening of Critical Infrastructure and non-Critical Infrastructure business operations.
In guidance issued on April 23, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that employers may choose to administer COVID-19 testing to employees before they enter the workplace to determine if they have the virus.
Littler is offering a series of Insights on returning to work. This first installment provides an overview some of the key safety and health considerations employers should assess as they start to bring employees back into the workplace.
While most of California has been shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees in the food sector continue to report to work to ensure the state’s 40 million residents are adequately supplied with food during these uncertain times.
On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, which took immediate effect and requires certain food sector workers to receive COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave during the pendency of any statewide stay-at-home order.