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11 Questions on Workers’ Compensation & COVID-19 - Archbright

For the first time in history, employers have had to navigate workers’ compensation insurance during a global pandemic. It seems that just as quickly as new information comes out to address one situation, a new concern emerges, often leaving businesses scrambling for answers. In this post, you will find answers to...

Preparing for Workplace Safety and Health Inspections During COVID-19 - Archbright

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers face difficult decisions regarding business operations. Decreased product demand, staff shortages, and ever-changing regulations are just some of the challenges employers are facing. Do employers also need to be worried about a surprise state safety inspection?

How to Respond to Employees Who Are Afraid to Return to Work - Archbright

As employers prepare to return employees to work and resume operations, employees may not be ready to return to physical workplaces. Workers could be unwilling to return to work because they are sick; are high-risk individuals; are caregivers for sick family members; are caregivers for children if schools or daycare...

4 Ways to Strengthen Employee Relations During the Pandemic - Archbright

In light of the current pandemic, the employer-employee relationship is more critical than ever. As companies transition to remote work at an unprecedented magnitude, this new arrangement can leave people at all levels of the organization confused, nervous, and frustrated. Without a strong employee relations plan or...

Accommodating High-Risk Employees During a Pandemic - Archbright

Employers are required to reasonably accommodate employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. The ADA prohibits discrimination by an employer against any “qualified individual with a known disability” regarding job applications, hiring, advancement, termination, compensation,...

Compensation Practices During the Pandemic: Lessening the Impact - Archbright

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During the COVID-19 Pandemic, employers must rethink their compensation practices and strategies, and remain flexible with their pay programs where possible. As companies evaluate their current financial situation and prepare for the months to come, compensation is a significant part of that assessment. Employers...

Face Coverings, Masks, and Respirators: What You Need to Know - Archbright

At the beginning of April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began recommending the use of face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures can be difficult to maintain to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers may be wondering what this means for the workplace – are they...

Vaccine Roundup: Answers to Employers’ Most Common Vaccination Questions - Archbright

With vaccinations opening to all adults in Washington within the coming weeks, employers’ most common COVID-19 questions have shifted from how to handle positive cases or exposures at work to how to address vaccinations. Here are answers to the questions that many employers are asking: