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    Guidance from Unites State Dept. of Labor, Occupational and Health Administration
    Learn about the new Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare along with updated OSHA guidance for mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in all industries.
    Click here for Guidance OSHA's website.
    Click here for the PDF of OSHA's Guidance for Returning to Work.

    Workplace Guidance and Strategies from the CDC
    The Center for Disease Control developed these guidelines to help prevent and reduce transmission and maintain healthy business operations and work environment.

    Topics covered include:

    • Work place guidance;
    • Return to work;
    • General business FAQs; and
    • Post Vaccine Considerations.

    Click here to learn more.

    Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    With COVID-19 continuing to spread in the United States, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges the business community to take proactive steps to protect their workplaces and communities from Coronavirus.
    Click here for the latest news and recommendations.
    Click here for the Missouri Chamber’s Return To Work Guide

    Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations FAQs for Businesses and Workers
    Access MO DOL's frequently asked questions on a wide variety of topics, including Return to Work.
    Click here to view the complete list of FAQs.

    Return to Work Resources

    Resuming Business Toolkit from the CDC
    The Resuming Business Toolkit is designed to assist employers in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and lowering the impact in their workplace when reintegrating employees into non-healthcare business settings.
    Click here to access the Toolkit from the CDC.

    Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Return to Work

    Download the following free guide from Paychex, Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Return to Work, where you'll learn:

    • Key considerations for developing your vaccination policy, including how to encourage employee vaccination;
    • How businesses leaders like you are managing COVID-19 vaccinations within their own workplaces;
    • Important health and safety considerations for establishing a safe and productive return to work;
    • And more!

    Click here to learn more from Paychex.

    Return to Work Articles

    Seven Ways Businesses Plan to Address COVID-19 Vaccinations Within the Workplace
    As you determine how your organization will handle vaccines in the workplace, Paychex has outlined what some of your peers have planned. 
    Click here to read the full article from Paychex.

    Blended Teams Require Consistency, Parity and Transparency
    Today, most firms are working toward a blended approach to work, with some working in the office, at client locations, from home or from “anywhere.” To embrace a blended workforce and create workability within teams, Convergence Coaching says you must strive to be consistent, fair and transparent.
    Click here to read the full blog post from Convergence Coaching.

    Firms Slowly Return to Offices While Giving Employees Flexibility
    Accounting firms, like many businesses, are reopening their doors due to the wide availability of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., but they’re trying to avoid alienating staff.
    Click here to read the full article from Accounting Today.

    Employee Retention Tax Credit Extended to End of 2021 by American Rescue Plan Act
    Under the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act and previously under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the employee retention credit, a provision of the CARES Act, is extended and expanded. It can be claimed through Dec. 31, 2021 to eligible employers who retained employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Click here to read the full article from Paychex.

    Yes, the Office Is Back. It Just Might Never Be the Same.
    Workers are suddenly feeling happiness and angst; frustration and relief. Sometimes all at once.
    Click here to read the full article from the Washington Post.

    Navigating The Return To Work In A Post-Pandemic Economy
    As an employer, you may be faced with hiring remote workers, in-person workers, or those who choose to pursue a hybrid work model. As the economy picks back up and you’re hiring more candidates, employee screenings and background checks will continue to be a critical step before hiring a new team member. What will your new workplace model look like? And how do the American employees and their employers feel about navigating the return to work in 2021?
    Click here to read the full article from Good Hire.

    Return to the Office Poses New Challenges, Opportunities for CIOs
    Information-technology leaders are ramping up investments in collaboration tools and automating repetitive tasks as they reimagine a new era of “hybrid” work in the coming months, with employees splitting time between their homes and physical offices.
    Click here to read the full article from the Wall Street Journal.