Reopening well: Balancing employee privacy with employee safety
A new article at Corporate Compliance Insights summarizes key privacy issues employers face as they implement return-to-work plans and discusses how companies can minimize these concerns while maximizing workplace safety. The authors conclude that privacy considerations are a crucial part of return-to-work plans. In these extraordinary times, the pressure to “get back to the office” would tempt some companies to reopen as soon as the competent public authorities allow. Pursuant to the authors, those companies should pause and take inventory of their privacy obligations along with medical precautions for the workplace.