Pandemic Re-Opening Policy
As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP (the “Firm”) will be re-opening our building on a full-time basis. We want to ensure that all visitors to the building are aware of the steps being taken to protect the health and safety of employees and our clients, as we return to the office. The Firm’s Pandemic Re-Opening Policy is managed by the Managing Partner, and coordinated by the Executive Director. All questions related to the Firm’s response should be directed to them.
The Firm will endeavor to follow all federal, state and local guidelines including, but not limited to, the New Jersey Department of Health (“NJDOH”), the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) guidelines to protect employees and clients during this time. As each of these entities update their guidelines, we will update our policy. The Firm reserves the right to send employees home, refuse building access by visitors, or take other action, for refusal to abide by any Firm or safety policies.
1.0 Vaccination Status
Clients will only meet with fully vaccinated employees. Vaccination status must be reported by all employees, confidentially, to the Executive Director. Do not provide any additional medical information. The Firm will inquire as to client vaccination status before the client is allowed in the building. Unvaccinated employees, clients and guests will be required to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and sanitize as needed. Client and employee mask guidelines will be in accordance with current NJDOH, CDC and OSHA guidelines.
All office common areas are sanitized on a daily basis. Hand sanitizer is provided in each common area, and also on request.
3.0 Personal Protective Equipment
Facemasks will be made available to vaccinated and unvaccinated clients and employees. Unvaccinated employees are required to wear masks at all times unless they are at their desk or cubicle.
Social distancing will continue to be maintained at all times for unvaccinated employees. As a continuing precaution, Plexiglas barriers are installed in between all cubicles.
The Firm will continue to conduct mandatory health screening to monitor all unvaccinated employees and visitors entering the building each day. Each un-vaccinated person will have his/her temperature taken and be asked a series of questions related to virus exposure and symptoms. Monitoring will remain confidential.
Clients who are ill are asked to refrain from entering the building. We can accommodate most meetings via videoconferencing or phone conferencing, if necessary. For meetings that must be in-person, we can reschedule.
Any employee with symptoms or who has been in close contact with an individual with symptoms will be privately asked to return home and consult with a health care provider.
Employees or clients with questions or concerns about this policy should speak to the Managing Partner or the Executive Director immediately. Together we will work to make the return-to-work transition as smooth as possible.
There will be no tolerance for unlawful discrimination in the workplace for any reason, including based upon any real or perceived disability or racial discrimination.