SafelyTogether records employees’ daily COVID-19 screening results; produces daily, non-intrusive contact tracing reports; and provides secure up-to-the-minute legal updates from state and federal regulators to identify potential impacts on business processes. Data generated by SafelyTogether allows businesses to spot new employee health and legal issues early before they become disruptive.
“We are in the midst of a U.S. surge in the coronavirus, with many cities and states tightening restrictions,” said Reed Smith Labor & Employment partner Mike Correll. “There are still huge numbers of businesses with essential workers in their places of business every day, and it is imperative that these workplaces are safe for workers and the public.”
SafelyTogether leverages Reed Smith’s decades of experience helping employers thrive in the most challenging economic and social circumstances and the firm’s unique knowledge of technology, healthcare, and labor and employment to create a comprehensive, integrated solution for workplaces in every business sector that can be tailored to the technology and information needs of any business.
Developed by Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment lawyers in collaboration with the firm’s technology innovation subsidiary Gravity Stack, SafelyTogether fulfills several key emergency COVID-19 responsibilities facing employers:
- Screening workers who need to be in the workplace
- Facilitating employees’ remote temperature reporting
- Producing standardized daily contact tracing reports, which is an invaluable resource when any employee tests positive for the virus
“We have not seen anything that combines screening with a built-in contact-tracing feature all supported by legal experience in one app, and that is a distinguishing feature of major importance. The ability to quickly identify and contact people who might have been exposed to a COVID-positive person is critical to protecting the workforce,” said Reed Smith Labor & Employment partner Lori Armstrong Halber. “But also when laws and regulations can change daily, it is just as critical to keep track of the changing legal landscape, and SafelyTogether will help keep businesses in compliance.”
“We are proud to offer this innovative tool that also helps users recognize emerging trends and create proactive responses to minimize exposure and protect their business. For example, the app could identify that workers from a particular shift have a higher incidence of positive tests. Upon investigation, the employer may determine that the supervisor is not enforcing social distancing or other sanitizing measures,” says Tyree P. Jones, Reed Smith’s Global Chair of Labor & Employment. “Reed Smith’s continued analysis of the developing legal, public health and employment issues arising from COVID-19 will inform new legal-service features for the SafelyTogether platform, helping employers address next-generation issues.”
SafelyTogether’s three-tier pricing structure is based on company size and is available on a flexible monthly subscription through Reed Smith. The proprietary software can be accessed from any device with a web browser. SafelyTogether can also be geofenced for remote access, and a company may store their app-generated data on Reed Smith’s servers, which maintain the highest levels of security. For more information, contact us.
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