Many HR professionals are involved in a process they never imagined: contact tracing.
And the novelty of the situation is prompting questions to pop up in every workplace, industry and state: How far back should you trace? What role do state and local health departments play? If an employee tests positive, how deep of a dive is needed?
In the process of informing employees about COVID-19 exposure, HR may unintentionally expose its employer to legal trouble, mainly for violating confidentiality rules.
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