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Employment Law Notebook

COVID-19 EMPLOYMENT LAW RESOURCE CENTER: GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY GUIDANCE

With laws and standards changing every week, it can be overwhelming to keep track of new guidance related to COVID-19 issues.  We have compiled a list of various key links to guidance documents issued by various New Jersey and federal government agencies and New Jersey business groups in response to COVID-19.  The guidance referenced here is not industry-specific. It is important to check the government websites and your industry regulator's requirements that apply to your business.

OSHA GENERAL GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 ISSUES AT WORK

Standards Regarding Worker Exposure and Hazard Recognition and Guidance for Reporting COVID-19 Work-Related Cases

 https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/hazardrecognition.html

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Guidance on Face Coverings at Work

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/covid-19-faq.html

COVID-19 Guidance on Social Distancing at Work

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4027.pdf

CDC GENERAL GUIDANCE ON COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/workplace-decision-tool.html

Guidance on How to scale up operations when you do open:

“CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again updated May 2020”:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/php/CDC-Activities-Initiatives-for-COVID-19-Response.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community/workplace-decision-tree.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/general-business-faq.html

Guidance for reopening buildings after shutdown or reduced operation

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/office-buildings.html

EEOC, US DOL, STATE OF NJ INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 ISSUES AT WORK

EEOC GUIDANCE

https://www.eeoc.gov/coronavirus

https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/pandemic-preparedness-workplace-and-americans-disabilities-act

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 

 https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

https://www.nj.gov/labor/

https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml

https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/covid_returntowork.shtml

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 https://www.nj.gov/health/

Coronavirus Hotline 1-800-222-1222 or if calling out -of-state use 1-800-962-1253

NEW JERSEY PPE SUPPLIER LIST https://forms.business.nj.gov/ppevendor/list/

NEW JERSEY HIRING AND JOB PORTAL  https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/?Facets.filterbox.filter0=%5B%5D&Facets.filterbox.filter1=%5B%5D

INFORMATION FROM INDUSTRY GROUPS/ASSOCIATIONS REGARDING REOPENING

US Chamber of Commerce Reopening Business Digital Resource Center

https://www.uschamber.com/reopening-business

New Jersey Business and Industry Association: Back to Work Best Practices

https://njbia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ReturnToWork.pdf?utm_source=Real%20Magnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=154524641

Morris County Chamber of Commerce Back to Business Plan

https://www.morrischamber.org/coronavirus-news.html