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Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

COVID-19 update: CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster shot for some

September 23, 2021

Via: LexBlog

On September 23, 2021, a panel of experts from the CDC, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (“ACIP”), recommended that three categories of people should receive a COVID-19 booster shot: (1) those aged 65 and older; (2) those in long-term […]


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Legal Considerations and Future Vaccine Mandates—How to Prepare for the Federal Vaccine Mandate

September 22, 2021

Via: LexBlog

At his press conference on September 9, President Biden announced a forthcoming Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to be issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other federal agencies regarding vaccinations and/or routine testing for employers with more […]


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Virginia OSHA Issues Third Iteration of Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

September 17, 2021

Via: SHRM

On Aug. 26, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted revised amendments to the Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 (the Final Permanent Standard). Gov. Ralph Northam then proposed an additional […]


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Understanding Biden’s New Vaccine Mandate Announcement

September 13, 2021

Via: FindLaw

The moment that many eagerly awaited — or feared — arrived last week. In a closely watched address, President Joe Biden announced a sweeping new expansion of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The plan, which has a goal of covering about two-thirds […]


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NY HERO Act Plans ACTIVATED – Employer Action Required

September 10, 2021

Via: JD Supra

The New York State Commissioner of Health has designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health.” This means that the HERO Act’s many requirements are no longer theoretical: Almost […]


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Family law judge backtracks on visitation order for mom regarding COVID-19 vaccine

August 30, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

After entering an order sua sponte to suspend a parent’s visitation rights until she received the COVID-19 vaccine, an Illinois family law judge revisited the issue Monday with a new order striking the restriction. The Cook County, Illinois, action involves […]


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Potential Bill Imposing Vaccination Or COVID Testing Requirements On Private Employers

August 27, 2021

Via: JD Supra

With a growing number of employers becoming more comfortable with COVID-19 vaccine mandates, combined with this week’s FDA full approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the California Legislature is now discussing a potential bill that would impose a vaccine mandate or […]


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The Pandemic Impact on Social Security and Medicare

August 25, 2021

Via: Investopedia

Social Security and Medicare are federal programs that provide income and health insurance to qualifying populations, mostly older Americans and the disabled. Beneficiaries of both programs have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Aug. 21, 2021, 22.3% […]


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Employers Apply Different Requirements to Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

August 23, 2021

Via: SHRM

Some employers are applying selected workplace rules only to unvaccinated workers in an effort to protect employees from the COVID-19 delta variant, but are inadvertently intensifying conflicts between the vaccinated and unvaccinated and creating legal risks. Other employers are opting […]


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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Definition

August 11, 2021

Via: Investopedia

What Is the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the comprehensive healthcare reform signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and often just […]