Checklist For Returning Employees to the Workplace

By: James P. Anelli and Laura H. Corvo
Labor and Employment Alert

Months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced employers to close their workplace and send their employees home, employers are now struggling with bringing those employees back – an arduous task which is not as simple as unlocking the doors or turning on the lights. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace is paramount for employers as some parts of the country confront record numbers of COVID-19 cases, while others brace for a potential second wave.

In determining when, whether and how to bring employees back to the workplace, employers must make sense of a labyrinth of government regulations, adjust the physical layout of their workplace, prepare a host of new policies and procedures and train supervisors and employees. While each employer’s plan to return employees to the workplace will be unique, White and Williams has prepared a helpful "Checklist For Returning Employees to the Workplace." This checklist provides an overview of some of the many potential procedures that employers may need to consider in ensuring employees return to a safe work environment.

View, download and print Checklist.

We are currently guiding employers of all sizes on how to navigate the numerous workplace challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in discussing any of the checklist topics, including adopting workplace policies and procedures, updating employee handbooks and training your supervisors and staff, please contact James P. Anelli (; 201.368.7224), Laura Corvo (; 201.368.7226) or another member of the Labor and Employment Group.

This correspondence should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your own situation and legal questions.



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