PER Human Resources – November 2020

 
 

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Handling COVID-19 Positive Cases in the Workplace

Employers must ensure they take all necessary steps to protect the identity of any employee who has tested positive for the coronavirus. Various laws protect against the release of this information. Thus, while employers should inform any affected coworkers of their possible exposure in the workplace, they should not reveal the identity of the employee(s) who tested positive. Use our Responding to a Positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Checklist and Contact Tracing in the Workplace Form to assist with properly handling the situation. Read on and download these important tools for your workplace.
Ask The Expert Q: I have an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. I don’t want to violate the employee’s privacy rights but need to alert other employees and third parties about their potential exposure. What am I able to tell these other employees and third parties? Get the Answers  
STATE UPDATES California: California Changes Restrictions on Using Criminal Records in Employment Decisions California Requires COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Notice and Reporting Maryland: Maryland Employers Cannot Prohibit Employees From Discussing Wages Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Increases Salary Threshold For Exempt Employees; Amends Duties Tests Wisconsin: Wisconsin Amends Separation Notice Requirements
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