The Great Reopening: Considerations for Employers as Employees Begin to Travel and Return to the Office
The COVID-19 global pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for U.S. employers over the past 12+ months. Among other things, pandemic-containment policies and best practices limited business and personal travel. As we enter summer 2021, the sun seems brighter as we near the end of the tunnel. But as the world re-opens and as more Americans become vaccinated, U.S. employers should give due care to several obvious and not-so-obvious areas:
- how to handle travel-quarantines, masks, and vaccines as applied to employees;
- how to handle employees traveling internationally, including the ongoing challenges to obtain visas; and
- maintaining employer data security and balancing privacy in a new era of remote work.