Beacon Hill Guidance on the Novel Coronavirus Disease

As a member of our Beacon Hill community please click here to review an updated announcement regarding the Novel Coronavirus Disease, which outlines what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you, as we work through this circumstance together.

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1. What should I do if I or someone who lives with me experiences symptoms of COVID-19?

If you or someone you live with display symptoms consistent with COVID-19, even without a fever or dry cough, we ask that you contact your physician, as well as alert the Beacon Hill HR team so that we can best support any needs you may have. Please stay at home and refrain from entering a client site or Beacon Hill facility until your physician has cleared you to return to the workspace. Your privacy and confidentiality will be maintained.

2. What if I am self-quarantining but am not exhibiting any symptoms?

Please contact your Recruiter/Staffing consultant. If your assignment is one that can be performed remotely, we will work with you and the client company to enable your assignment to continue remotely. If your assignment is not one that can be performed remotely, we will keep you abreast of the situation with the client, the assignment, and your options. Your privacy and confidentiality will be maintained.

3. What is Beacon Hill doing to contain the spread of the virus?

We are asking all employees, even if they are not exhibiting symptoms, to self-quarantine and refrain from entering a client site or Beacon Hill facility until further notice. Our teams are fully-functioning but working remotely.  Our payroll, benefits, and employment obligations to our employees, contractors, and consultants are uninterrupted as we leverage our Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Your health and safety remains our top priority.

4. Will Beacon Hill place me on an assignment if I exhibit symptoms of COVID-19?

During this time, Beacon Hill may ask questions such as if you have exhibited any symptoms, whether you or someone you live with has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have traveled to high-risk areas. This does not preclude an individual from being hired if a remote work arrangement is possible, nor does it prohibit an individual from being placed on an assignment in the future. However, in the interest of public health, temporarily denying access to a Beacon Hill facility or client site may be necessary. Please note that, if asked, this information will be kept confidential, and is only requested in the context of the current public health emergency. These are not questions that you would be asked under normal circumstances.

Additionally, Beacon Hill and/or a client company may choose to refuse to place anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. However, Beacon Hill and/or a client may not refuse to place someone if they have recovered from COVID-19 – if they no longer pose a health risk, it is unlawful to deny employment solely on the basis that they were sick at one time.

5. Can I be terminated if Beacon Hill asks me to get tested for COVID-19 and I refuse?

No. We may require a physician’s approval to return to work, and/or a quarantining period to ensure that, if you are sick, you do not infect others. However, your assignment will not be terminated because of a refusal to get tested.

6. What if, due to the overburdening of the health system, I cannot get a doctor’s note to return to work?

Beacon Hill is following the CDC’s guidelines on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and will defer to those guidelines if obtaining a physician’s note is unrealistic. Each case is unique and will be dealt with on an individual basis, based on your circumstances.

7. If someone who works with me becomes sick, will Beacon Hill notify me?

Beacon Hill will notify coworkers who may have come into close contact with an infected colleague, but will not disclose the identity of the individual, unless given their consent to do so.

8. If my company temporarily closes, will I be reinstated upon reopening?

This is an evolving topic. Due to the passage of the Families First Act (FFA), the guidance on this is not yet clear. The FFA and similar legislation that has been recently passed provides protections for absences necessitated by public health emergencies, but this will need to be interpreted on a case-by-case basis. Beacon Hill is closely examining the guidance on this recent legislation. For up-to-date information, please contact your Recruiter/Staffing Consultant.

9. How can I be sure that the company I have been placed at is safe?

Your health and safety is our priority. Beacon Hill is working with our client companies to ensure that all practical precautions are being taken to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to all of the steps list under #3 “What is Beacon Hill doing to contain the spread of the virus?”, Beacon Hill can also request clients to provide their protocols for containment and mitigation. When remote work arrangements are not possible, Beacon Hill may refuse to place any candidate on an assignment where there is a demonstrated risk of infection. If you are concerned that you are being placed in a situation with a high risk of infection, please contact your Recruiter/Staffing consultant, with whom you can review the situation and determine if an accommodation is appropriate.

10. What do I do if I am out of work due to the COVID-19 outbreak?

If you have been placed on an assignment but cannot report due to contracting COVID-19, and you can show that you contracted the virus as a result of exposure during the course of employment, you may be able to receive worker’s compensation.

If you decide not to report to an assignment based on concerns over COVID-19, you may be able to receive unemployment insurance benefits. However, this is based on state legislation and can only be determined on a case-by-case basis.

If you are sick or you are caring for a family member who is sick, you may be eligible for leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act. If eligible, under these provisions, you would also be entitled to job reinstatement upon returning.

As additional legislation is passed, you may also be eligible for additional paid leave.

If you believe any of these situations may be applicable to you, please contact our HR team.

11. How can I find more information about COVID-19?

For up-to-date information about the novel coronavirus, we recommend visiting the following sites:

If your question is not answered below, please Contact Us to learn more.

When is my timesheet due?

In order to guarantee payment for next Friday, your timesheet must be submitted to Beacon Hill no later than Monday at 1:00PM EST and approved by your manager no later than Monday at 5:00PM EST. All payments for hours worked that are submitted and approved after the above deadlines will be made on the first Friday following the Monday for which the above deadlines are met. Please contact your staffing consultant if you have additional issues or questions.

How do I submit my timesheet?

If you are a registered contractor or temporary employee, you should have received an introductory e-mail with instructions on how to submit your timesheet using Online Timesheet Management. If you have not received the introductory e-mail or have questions, including questions about paper timesheets, please contact your staffing consultant or our payroll department.

How often are paychecks issued?

Paychecks are issued weekly.

How and when are paychecks delivered? Are paychecks available for pick-up?

Provided you submit your approved timesheet on-time, you will be paid the week following the week for which hours are submitted.  If you are signed up for direct deposit, your funds will be deposited into your account by the following Friday. If you are signed up to receive ‘live’ checks, your check will be mailed to you on the following Thursday.

Does Beacon Hill Staffing Group offer direct deposit to temporary or contract employees?

Yes, you are able to set up Direct Deposit to be effective as soon as your very first paycheck. Once you are enrolled in direct deposit, you will no longer receive paper pay statements in the mail. We are pleased to provide you with access to the ADP Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal, a benefit which allows weekly pay stubs and annual W-2 statements to be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the web. You will use the ESS Portal to set-up and manage your direct deposit. Please ask your staffing consultant for more information or e-mail Payroll@beaconhillstaffing.com.

My contract is about to end and I would like to look for another assignment. When should I call Beacon Hill Staffing Group?

Please contact your staffing consultant as soon as you learn your assignment is going to end to allow us time to find you your next assignment.

I really like working for the company where I was placed as a contractor. I would like them to consider me for full-time employment. Is this allowed?

Yes. Please contact your staffing consultant to learn more and discuss this possibility.

Do you offer benefits to contract and temporary employees?

Yes. Please view our Employee Benefits (PDF, 89KB).

Am I eligible for benefits?

Please view Employee Benefits (PDF, 159KB).

What are Beacon Hill Staffing Group’s benefits?

Please view Employee Benefits (PDF, 89KB) for a detailed list of Beacon Hill Staffing Group’s offerings.

How do I file for unemployment?

Unemployment claims should be filed in the state that you performed work. You will find instructions on how to file for unemployment in the original packet of information provided to you by your staffing consultant. If you are unsure of where to file because you have worked in multiple states or live in a different state than which you worked, or have any other questions please contact your staffing consultant or the Beacon Hill Payroll Department.

What is Beacon Hill Government Services?

Beacon Hill Government Services provides our government clients quality employees with active security clearances. Learn more by visiting our Government Services page.

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