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Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New York State to Follow CDC Guidance on COVID-19 Quarantines

September 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Sept. 14, the New York State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 quarantine and isolation webpage to remove earlier written COVID-19 guidance and tables dated May 31. The webpage now states that New York is following the Aug. 24 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Court Won’t Force Permanent COVID-19 Safety Standard for Health Care Employers

September 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

A collection of nurses unions asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to order the U.S. Department of Labor to make permanent the agency’s emergency temporary standard for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

5th Circuit Finds WARN Act Applies Even During COVID-19 Pandemic

August 16, 2022

Via: SHRM

COVID-19 was not a natural disaster under the WARN Act and thus the natural disaster exemption from the law’s notice requirements did not apply to an employer that said a layoff was due to a downturn caused by unexpected adverse […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Board to Set COVID-19 Safety Provisions

August 10, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Sept. 15, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will continue the long and arduous journey to establish COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace. Since the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) initial emergency temporary standards […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

The EEOC Issues New Guidance for Employers on COVID-19 Testing in the Workplace

August 4, 2022

Via: JD Supra

With COVID-19 cases again on the rise thanks to the BA.5 subvariant, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued new guidance that, for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, places some restrictions on an employer’s unlimited […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

EEOC Issues New Workplace Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Testing

July 14, 2022

Via: LexBlog

On July 12, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) – the agency which investigates and enforces federal antidiscrimination laws in the workplace – updated its guidance across several different areas relating to COVID-19 and the workplace, including when employees […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Mild COVID-19 Is Not a Disability Under Calif. Law

June 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employee with mild COVID-19 who was fired after she came to work while she was feeling ill, in violation of company rules, could not go forward with her lawsuit under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), a federal […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Minnesota Employers: Understanding the New Frontline Worker Pay Law

June 9, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a bill into law last month providing bonus pay for eligible COVID-19 frontline workers. Although the State is administering the program, which opens June 8, 2022, the Frontline Worker Pay law requires that employers in […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Italy: Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Policies – Updated as of May 31

June 2, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Has vaccination been made mandatory in your jurisdiction? Yes, for specific categories of people. In particular, mandatory vaccinations have been introduced for people over the age of 50, school/university staff, medical staff, and personnel in the defense and security sector. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Employee with Mild Symptoms of COVID-19 Was Not “Disabled” Under California Law

May 26, 2022

Via: JD Supra

In Michelle Roman v. Hertz Local Edition Corp., a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California granted summary judgment in favor of Hertz, and against former employee Michelle Roman, whose employment was terminated after she contracted […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Mental Health in the Workplace: Addressing Employee Wellness and Raising Awareness in a Modern Era

May 24, 2022

Via: National Law Review

With more employees returning to the office and physical workplaces as pandemic restrictions are eased and with an increasingly competitive labor market, it is especially important that employers be vigilant in responding to the mental health needs of their employees. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The Latest Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards Update

May 12, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Over the weekend, Cal/OSHA updated its Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheets to provide guidance for employers on the recently revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The COVID-19 ETS applies to all places of employment with limited exceptions: for those […]


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CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Air Travelers to United States

May 3, 2022

Via: National Law Review

On April 14, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its post-arrival recommendations. Almost everyone (unless specifically exempted) who is at least 2 years old must have a negative COVID-19 test (tests include an antigen test or a nucleic […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Cal/OSHA Approves Third COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

April 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently approved the third readoption of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) to take effect on May 7. This ETS will be in effect until Dec. 31, as the final update […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

How to Manage Changing COVID-19 Workplace Safety Obligations

March 1, 2022

Via: SHRM

Employers may be tempted to lift their pandemic-related safety requirements as federal and state authorities ease masking and other COVID-19 rules. But employers should note that they have ongoing obligations to protect the health and safety of their workers. “It’s […]


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UPDATE: California Releases Guidance and Required Notices for 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

February 21, 2022

Via: National Law Review

On the eve of enforcement, California’s Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) released FAQs and the required poster for the state’s 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”). As a reminder, the new law will take effect on Saturday, February 19, […]


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COVID-19: State Law Telehealth Update: State Licensure Requirements Persist, Permissible Telehealth Modalities Generally Expand, and Insurance Parity Laws Ensure Reimbursement

February 21, 2022

Via: National Law Review

As the explosion of telemedicine continues during and, as many expect, after the COVID-19 public health emergency, state laws and regulations that affect the delivery of telemedicine services continue to expand and contract. In this three-part series, we explore key […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

COVID-19 and Employee Benefits #8: Updated Guidance for Health Plans on COVID-19 Testing

February 15, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On Feb. 4, 2022, in response to a number of questions from various stakeholders about FAQs Part 51, regarding the requirement for individual and group health plans to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Business Groups Fail to Block California COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

February 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

A California appeals court rejected a challenge to COVID-19-related workplace safety rules brought by a group of agricultural business organizations, concluding that the need to protect workers outweighed any burdens the measure imposed on employers. The appellate court said the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

There’s More! Tri-Agencies Provide Clarifying Guidance on Group Health Plan Coverage of Over-the-Counter At-Home COVID-19 Tests

February 7, 2022

Via: JD Supra

A few short weeks ago we told you in a blog post that, with only four days’ notice, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and HHS (the Departments) required that, starting January 15, 2022, group health plans cover FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) […]