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:
Industry-specific guidance available to employers on opening their businesses in a safe and healthy manner. The toolkit includes: A safety and health guide for employers, employee-facing safety and health policy, and eleven fillable templates. The New York and California Return to Work Toolkits add references to state-specific requirements.
Toolkit provides detailed guidance and sample protocols, notices, and forms for employers that are considering using temperature and/or symptom screening as a workplace health and safety measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telework programs of the past have neglected to address the fundamental differences between mandatory telework (at the employer’s direction) and voluntary telework (at the employee’s request) – and the legal implications for that distinction are significant.
Littler’s Telework Toolkit provides the solution to employers considering companywide, long-term telework. Its model policy and agreement are intended for employers committed to making telework a regular and coordinated part of their workplace process and culture. The toolkit addresses myriad labor and employment complications for mandatory and voluntary programs.
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.
Effective July 27, 2020, the Commonwealth of Virginia became the first state to enact an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) related to COVID-19. As a general matter, the ETS applies to every employer with operations in the state. The toolkit includes a comprehensive template policy that implements the standard and also as an IDPRP. The policy can be easily adapted to the unique characteristics of a client’s worksite. The toolkit also includes several fillable forms and a hazard assessment matrix.