In addition to so many other important and pressing issues, many practices will have to contend with adjusting to remote work strategies, the need for additional time off to care for family, and implementation of telehealth services. This may also include human resource issues associated with extended employee absences and Workers’ Compensation for healthcare workers and staff exposed to COVID-19 in the course of their employment. All of these circumstances impact otherwise routine human resources functions. The sources provided offer some insights and resources to assist in addressing a variety of these concerns.
- Federation of State Medical Boards: States Waiving Licensure Requirements in Response to COVID-19 (See STATE EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS AND LICENSING WAIVERS)
- AANP Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Policy and Practice Updates
- The Society for Human Resource Management: Answers to the Most Common Coronavirus Questions
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (pdf)
- US Department of Labor: Coronavirus Resources
Many national law firms are offering their assessment of how the COVID-19 Pandemic impacts administration of human resource functions and summarizing relevant laws. This is only a sample of various articles addressing these complex issues. Please seek counsel from your own human resources attorney for advice and guidance with any human resources related issues in your practice.
- On the Coronavirus Frontline: Legal Issues in Healthcare
- The National Law Review: Helping Human Resources Managers Prepare for Coronavirus Pandemic
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employer FAQs
- VORYS Coronavirus Series: