HR Tip of the Week: Employer Policies Can Change Your Holiday Plans (Be prepared before the holidays)!
The holiday season has already begun and amid a Covid-19 surge across the country, employers are taking extra measures to encourage employees to limit their potential virus exposure and to safeguard workplaces.
In general, companies may inquire about employee activities that may pose a threat to workplace safety. For example, employers may require employees to disclose any travel plans or recent trips, and can enforce recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or local health mandates for post-travel quarantine periods.
Some might also require employees to sign pledges stating they’ll keep celebrations small, wear a mask or even limit contact with people outside of their household.