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Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

COVID-19 Legal Check-Up: Where Are We Now?

January 17, 2023

Via: JD Supra

With the onset of the COVID-19 XBB.1.5 variant, more employees are in need of time off from work this winter to recover from unfortunate illness. Below is a quick update for employers on the current state of COVID-19 paid leave […]


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Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS Will Remain in Effect Pending OAL Approval of COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations

January 12, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On December 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation, which would replace the current emergency temporary standards (ETS) that were set to expire on December 31, 2022. The new COVID-19 prevention […]


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Coming Your Way: New COVID-19 Prevention Regulations for the Workplace

December 19, 2022

Via: JD Supra

New COVID-19 prevention regulations for California workplaces will become effective no later than January 14, 2023. The new COVID-19 Non-Emergency Prevention Standards contain significant changes as compared to the current Emergency Temporary Standards, some of which will ease the burden […]


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California Extends Presumption of COVID-19 as Workers’ Compensation Injury and Modifies Notice Requirements for Potential Exposure

November 22, 2022

Via: JD Supra

In addition to AB 152 extending COVID-19 leave through December 31, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom has also signed into law two other COVID-related bills—AB 1751 and AB2693—affecting employers’ policies regarding employees who contract COVID-19. AB 1751 has extended current law […]


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Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Employers May be Liable for Longer Notice Periods During COVID-19 and (Possibly) Beyond

November 11, 2022

Via: LexBlog

In September 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Pavlov v. The New Zealand and Australian Lamb Company Limited (“Pavlov“) confirmed that an employer may be liable for a longer notice period, even for a short-term employee, based on prevailing […]


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Grief and Loss Can Seriously Impact the Ability to Work. Here’s How to Create a Workplace That Supports Those Going Through It.

October 21, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Many people lost a loved one in the past two years due to Covid-19. Employees, communities, companies, organizations and institutions faced severe losses in the workforce and will never be the same as we were before 2020. Despite this, many […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]