State Labor Department releases return to work guidelines for employers, employees

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The Delaware Department of Labor has released guidelines along with frequently asked questions from employees and employers regarding returning to work during Covid-19.
For employees, the issued guidance and FAQ document addresses concerns regarding the following;
  • Disqualification for unemployment benefits if I refuse to return to work after receiving notice from my employer.
  • What if I cannot return to work due to a medical condition or age?
  • What if I am being called back to work with reduced hours and or pay?
  • What actions should I take if I have concerns about my safety from Covid-19 at the workplace?
For employers, the DOL’s has also issued guidance that addresses concerns Delaware employers have regarding the following;
  • How do I respond to an employee’s refusal to work?
  • What must I do to adhere to workplace safety guidelines as directed by DPH and the CDC?
  • What are employer reopening best practices?
The complete list of issued guidelines and return to work FAQ’s during Covid-19 for both employees and employers can be downloaded by clicking here
During Phase 2 of the state’s reopening employers are encouraged to continue to have employees work from home where applicable. Employers who call employees back to work must enforce strict social distancing protocols and follow the responsibilities for all businesses, set forth in the State of Emergency Order. Click here for further details.
For more information or questions regarding reopening best practices or potential employee hazards call 302-451-3421 or go to the website: https://dia.delawareworks.com/osha-consultation/.
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