What Employers Need to Know About Mask Mandates in the KC Metro

Effective last week, people who go out in public in Kansas City, Missouri, North Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson County in Missouri, Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas and most areas in the State of Kansas (due to a statewide order) will be...

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KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas Amends Reopening Order; Changes Took Effect May 31

On May 27, 2020, the Kansas City Health Department confirmed 1,050 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas City, Missouri, including 105 hospitalizations and 24 deaths. Because the virus is still present throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and has...

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More Businesses Reopen in the Kansas City Metro; Here’s What’s New

As mandatory shutdowns and restrictions gradually ease, more Kansas City-area businesses have been able to resume operations. And while it’s hardly business as usual, employers have begun to cautiously navigate the post-pandemic economy....

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Make Room for Employees Returning to Work: Social Distancing Tips for Employers

As some employees prepare to go back to work during the coronavirus pandemic, employers should encourage them to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health officials to keep everyone safe at...

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Keeping Employees Safe as Stay-at-Home Orders End

State and local governments have begun lifting COVID-19 stay-at-home mandates, allowing businesses across the country to reopen their traditional worksites. But even when companies bring employees back from home offices, the post-pandemic...

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Kansas City Metro Businesses Cautiously Look Forward to Reopening, but the Rules Vary Depending on Geographic Location

Stay-at-home orders are lifting around the Kansas City metropolitan area and non-essential business may soon begin reopening, with some allowed to resume operations as soon as today, May 4, 2020. That said, cities, counties and states are all...

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Business as Usual During COVID-19: What Does it Really Mean?

While many businesses in the Kansas City-metro were either forced to close their doors or abruptly move to a remote workforce, other area businesses have remained open throughout the coronavirus crisis. For those businesses deemed essential, it...

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8 Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Increase Productivity During the Pandemic

A March 17 Gartner survey showed that 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their employees to work from home due to the coronavirus. The rather sudden shift to an all- or mostly at-home workforce happened with little time to prepare....

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Are You Virtually Breathing Down Remote Workers’ Necks?

The new coronavirus has disrupted small businesses across the country, and many managers find themselves overseeing a remote workforce for the first time in their careers. Supervisors who no longer go to the workplace every day may have more free...

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EEOC Says Employers Can Measure Workers’ Temperatures Due to Pandemic, But You’ll Want to Read This First

The number of states and counties in the U.S. with shelter in place orders to help slow the spread of COVID-19 continues to grow with some sources estimating more than 220 million Americans in 26 states are at home. As a result, businesses not...

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