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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 […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

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) […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

“Occurrences” in COVID-19 business interruption litigation: the next wave

February 3, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the battles over threshold business interruption coverage issues like the presence of physical loss or damage, causation, and the applicability of policy exclusions continue to rage. Results have been mixed, with insurers notching […]