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Associated Press Turns to Fisher Phillips on Best Practices for Returning to Work

5.1.20

Hagood Tighe, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Wage and Hour practice, recently spoke with the Associated Press on what small and mid-size employers need to consider when bringing employees back to the workplace. While employee safety is a priority as businesses rehire laid-off employees and get back to work and many owners realize that supplying masks and gloves won’t be enough.

Hagood says: “Monitoring employees’ symptoms, which can include taking temperatures, is something the CDC is encouraging employers to do. But as owners take on that new routine, they may find themselves dealing with confidentiality issues. If employers are doing that, they need to be doing it in such a way that an employee’s privacy is protected.” That means testing in a private area, something that may be difficult in a business with close quarters.

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