Employment

In the weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak began, there has been an unprecedented onslaught of laws, regulations, guidance and other special provisions addressing how nursing facilities and other health care providers must handle their employees. From the well-publicized Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to rules from other state and federal agencies, it is easy for employers to lose track of all the new requirements. The information contained here is intended to help employers understand the changes that have been made in light of COVID-19, and also to provide tips when staff should stay home and when they should be at work.  We answer a variety of COVID-19 employment questions and also provide downloadable policies, procedures and other information that will help employers navigate this new employment landscape.

Return to Work Letter
Attendance Control/Leave

This letter can be utilized when an employer is calling its employees back to work -- either from a layoff and/or work-at-home assignment...

Are We Required to Test Our Employees for COVID-19?
Infection & Access Control

On May 29, 2020, Director Acton of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued an order requiring, “Each nursing home shall require its...

Must an Employee be Restricted from Work if He/She Tests Positive for COVID-19, but is Asymptomatic?
Attendance Control/Leave

Again, we look to CDC guidelines and, again, there are two alternate approaches. • Under the “time-based” approach, an employee is...

Should employees report to work if they are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19?
Attendance Control/Leave

No. Employees should self-isolate at home if they are ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Employees should seek medical attention as...

Employee Refusing to Come to Work
Attendance Control/Leave

What if an employee does not think he/she is essential and refuses to come to work?

Quarantine after Domestic Travel
Attendance Control/Leave

Can we tell employees returning from domestic travel to stay home for 14 days?

FMLA: Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition
Attendance Control/Leave

This is the DOL’s form for Certification of Health Care Provider for an employee to use if needed to provide care for a family member who...

FMLA: Designation Notice
Attendance Control/Leave

This is the DOL’s form to use when notifying an employee whether a request for FMLA leave has been approved...

FMLA: Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition
Attendance Control/Leave

This is the DOL’s form for Certification of Health Care Provider for an employee to use if unable to work due to the employee's own serious.