Challenges for employers to implement snap 14-day WFH regime if Covid-19 case found: The Big Story Ep 111

  • 9 Sep 2021

The Big Story Ep 111: Challenges for employers to implement snap 14-day WFH regime if Covid-19 case found  6:54 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. Firms with employees who were in the workplace at any time in the seven days prior to testing positive for Covid-19 must require all employees able to work from home (WFH) to do so for 14 days. Employers must also take active steps to guard against potential outbreaks at the workplace by requiring workers on medical leave to closely monitor their health before returning to the office, and to ensure, where possible, their workers visit only one clinic should they feel unwell, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Tuesday (Sept 7). The updated guidelines on safe management measures at the workplace were issued by MOM together with the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and the National Trades Union Congress following an earlier announcement that social interactions at the workplace will not be allowed from Wednesday. Singapore National Employers Federation executive director Sim Gim Guan shares more details. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.