Employment & Finance Resources
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Considering Returning To Work?
- Is your business or organization looking to create a plan for your staff to return to work? ERG has created some resources to help you create a plan to keep your employees and volunteers safe and healthy. Here are their helpful tips and their Return to Work Checklist.
- The CDC has released guidance for cleaning and disinfecting businesses before they reopen. This guide can help you create and implement a plan to keep your organization clean to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- Venable LLP has created a list of videos covering everything from OSHA to employee benefits relating to returning to work.
- The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar about workplace safety reopening guides for South Carolina employers.
- Taken from AskJAN.org: employers should remember the ADA medical exam and inquiry rules apply when they are assessing workplace situations. In order to ask medical questions or require medical exams, employers must have a reasonable belief, based on objective evidence, that a specific employee might pose a direct threat. Employers should not put employees through medical screening without evidence they have been exposed to the virus or are exhibiting symptoms.
- This would also apply as part of any pre-employment activities. Medical inquiries should only be taken after a conditional offer of employment and should be important to the essential job functions.
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects a covered individual when they are absent from work due to the illness of oneself or a family member when they work for a covered employer. A covered employer is an employer with over 50 full-time equivalent staff. FMLA does not protect wages but does protect an individual from being fired, demoted, or otherwise punished when exercising their leave rights under the Act.
- EEOC: ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and Coronavirus
- Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
- “Economic Impact Payments” and stimulus/relief checks
- Stimulus Checks and SSI
- Additional assistance is now available for South Carolina veterans who need help with rent and utilities. The Department of Veteran Affairs allocated additional funds to the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.