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OSHA Guidance On Face Coverings And RTW

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 16, 2020 8:04:24 AM

Returning to work after the coronavirus shutdown presents a number of challenges and issues for businesses. Among these is the matter of wearing masks to work.


On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a series of FAQs regarding the use of face coverings in the workplace due to COVID-19. This includes cloth coverings, surgical masks, and respirators.

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Topics: labor law compliance, OSHA, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

Surviving Crisis: HR Management And Employee Engagement

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 9, 2020 8:00:26 AM

Business owners, leaders and managers have been put to the test over the last few months by external factors that seem to be unprecedented.


While some organizations and businesses have succumbed to the financial damage caused by the recent pandemic and more recent civil unrest, many are still struggling and hoping to survive and re-build. But what will that take?

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Topics: HR best practices, company culture, employee engagement, employee retention, return to work

Employee COVID-19 Testing Update

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 21, 2020 10:29:44 AM

Can employers test employees for COVID-19? Until recently, this was a debatable question in regards to discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


In a recent update to its core employer guidance on COVID-19, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) confirmed that employers can test their workers for COVID-19 before allowing them to enter the worksite.

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Topics: labor law compliance, coronavirus, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

Back-To-Work Best Practices After Coronavirus

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 19, 2020 3:22:58 PM

Re-opening your business and allowing employees back onsite involves more than making an announcement. There are many HR management tasks and best practices to implement.


Primarily, there will be changes in company policies in regards to most every aspect of day-to-day operations of many businesses. 

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Topics: policies and procedures, coronavirus, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

Employer Considerations For Returning To Work Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 13, 2020 7:41:18 AM

Throughout the U.S. and in California, various stages of Return-to-Work are in effect. This comes both as a relief and a concern for both employer and their employees.


Although the numbers of cases and fatalities involving COVID-19 are diminishing, the threat is not fully mitigated. As increasing numbers of businesses are engaged in or gearing up for a Return-to-Work, or RTW, there are many questions and concerns.

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Topics: employee retention, coronavirus, COVID-19, layoffs, return to work

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