We have just finished listening to Governor Henry McMaster outline the plan to re-open the beaches and some retail operations. We hope more and more businesses continue to reopen and are back to full speed as soon as possible, but it will likely be some time before everything returns to normal.
Below you will find three new resources to help navigate the challenges of this pandemic. The first is the “Employer’s Guide to COVID-19,” which covers issues businesses are currently dealing with, how to reopen your business after a shutdown, and helpful information on new federal laws that deal with COVID-19.
Next, we are providing you with new mandates from OSHA that require employers to protect employees during this pandemic and mitigate potential hazards. The third document comes courtesy of Holder Padgett Littlejohn and Prickett, LLC, and deals with Workers Compensation issues from an attorney’s standpoint.
Hopefully these resources will be helpful to you. While most of our team is working remotely, know that taking care of our clients remains our number one priority.
Please reach out if we can help you in any way. Please contact me at 864-400-3503 or email me if we can answer any questions.
The Employer’s Guide to COVID-19
Click the button below for the link to an overview of pressing issues and vital information on new federal laws such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, CARES Act, HIPAA privacy considerations, layoffs and furloughs, tax credits and much more. Due to the developing nature of the pandemic, the guidance in this toolkit will likely require updating. We will make every effort to provide the most accurate, timely information regarding COVID-19.
OSHA Enforcement Priorities During the Coronavirus Pandemic
OSHA has issued temporary guidance for its area offices to use in their efforts to enforce the agency’s general workplace safety and health mandates. These mandates require employers to take prompt actions to mitigate hazards and protect employees during the pandemic. Click the button below for the latest Compliance Bulletin, which provides a summary of the enforcement guidance provisions that relate specifically to COVID-19 issues.
HPLP’s Operations in Response to the COVID-19 Virus
One of our clients, David Padgett of Holder Padgett Littlejohn and Prickett, LLC, has allowed us to share their Helpful Tips to the COVID-19 Virus. Click the button below to read the document, which addresses some of the questions and issues you may be facing, such as:
- Is COVID-19 considered a workers’ compensation issue?
- If an employee thinks he or she may have symptoms, what are my obligations as an employer?
- What medical treatment or benefits are employers required to provide under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act?