May 22, 2020

Planning For The Rebound – COVID-19 Blog Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread unemployment, altered our work lives, and permanently disrupted work routines for millions of Americans. As the crisis unfolds, government and business leaders at all levels have begun to turn their attention to the rebound. As the economy begins the gradual and painstaking process of reopening, there are dozens of questions that employers in California and beyond have begun to ask.

Hirschfeld Kraemer addresses those questions in a 20-post blog series entitled Planning For The Rebound. Employer-focused topics include:

• What will work look like this year?
• How can we protect our employees and stay productive at the same time?
• What precautions must we take?
• What problems should we expect?
• Should we plan for a second outbreak?

Click on the links below to read each of the posts in Planning For The Rebound:

Step 1 – Requirements For Returning To The Workplace
Step 2 – Do I Have To Bring Back Furloughed or Laid-Off Employees?
Step 3 – Do Employers Need to Bring Back Under-Performers?
Step 4 – Ready To Go Back To Work? Not So Fast …
Step 5 – Passing the Test: COVID-19 Screening in the Workplace
Step 6 – Deciding Which Employees Can Return To The Workplace
Step 7 – Workplace Safety: Posters Are Not Enough
Step 8 – Safety Tips For Allowing Vendors and Visitors Into Your Workplace
Step 9 – Meal and Break Room Safety
Step 10 – Hygiene Tips For A Safe, Clean Workplace
Step 11 – A Workable Plan For Social Distancing
Step 12 – Dealing With Requests To Work Remotely: Separating Facts From Fear
Step 13 – Is Work Travel A Thing Of The Past?
Step 14 – New Hires and Offer Letters During COVID-19
Step 15 – Addressing Employee Return-To-Work Anxieties
Step 16 – Managing Employee Performance During COVID-19: Not “Business As Usual”
Step 17 – Severance Pay Considerations
Step 18 – Getting Ready For The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Fall Outbreak
Step 19 – Are Future Layoffs “Unforeseeable” Under Cal-WARN?
Step 20 – When You Least Expect It, Expect It

Questions about COVID-19 and the workplace? Contact the Hirschfeld Kraemer lawyer who normally provides your legal advice, or you can reach out to Dan Handman in the Los Angeles office,, (310) 255-1820.