Employers face many competing considerations in determining how to return to work and operate as normally as possible in the face of the current environment of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Day Pitney Return-to-Work Checklist is not intended to be exhaustive, but outlines issues and best practices for employers to consider as they reopen. It is not a "one size fits all" set of parameters. Employers should consider what measures best suit their needs and protect the health and safety of their employees.
It is important for employers to develop a written return-to-work plan to document the efforts they are making to safeguard their employees and customers and to communicate those efforts to their workforces. Employers should seek the advice of counsel to ensure compliance with the myriad of laws, regulations and other guidance that must be followed as the economy reopens.