COVID molecules and face mask Asemployees return to work, the EEOC has approved several measuresthat employers may take to ensure a safe workplace. (Image:Shutterstock)

Managing paid leave programs has always been a complex task foremployers who want to do the right thing for their employees, andat the same time, stay compliant. However, as many employerscontinue to grapple with the economic fallout of the pandemic,keeping up with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)and its latest developments has been daunting. To help navigate theFFCRA, Guardian Life hosted a webinar to address questions thatbrokers, HR administrators and employers have about the guidanceissued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)related to COVID-19.

With return-to-work being top of mind for manyemployers, Guardian polled attendees by asking about what their topbusiness priorities were today. It's no surprise that 67% respondedsaying "implementing safety measures for employees" was the toppriority. As employers begin to roll out their return-to-workstrategy, they should continue to follow the best available medicaladvice as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Controlrelated to keeping employees safe in the workplace during and afterthe COVID-19 pandemic. As employees return to work, the EEOC hasapproved the following measures that employers may take to ensure asafe workplace.

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