Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Oregon: Employer Guide to OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Rule & OHA Statewide Mask, Face Covering, and Face Shield Guidance
November 5, 2020
Many states, including Oregon, have moved forward to augment the current federal OSHA regulations by implementing additional temporary COVID-19 rules to further address workplace infection control guidelines.
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Leaves Have Fallen Leaves Have Expired
November 4, 2020
We have received several questions from employers about employees who have a COVID-related absence after having exhausted traditional FMLA and/or the Emergency FMLA or Emergency Paid Sick Leave authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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May Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines?
November 4, 2020
The question of mandatory vaccinations has been raised for several years with regard to healthcare employers, but due to the highly contagious nature of COVID, the question now arises as to whether all employees may be required to get the COVID vaccine, assuming one is developed.
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October 14, 2020
We have officially entered the age in which we don’t just live in social bubbles.  We now are encasing ourselves in actual bubbles with special air to breathe and real time ongoing attention to our personal body temperature.
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California Governor Newsom Passes New Legislation Concerning Employees Who Contract COVID-19 While Working
October 12, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two significant pieces of legislation involving California workers impacted by COVID-19
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Does the DOL Really Know Its Own FMLA Regulations?
October 6, 2020
I feel like the Department of Labor might have missed the boat a bit with their recent revisions to the Final Rule implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
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OSHA Issues Sobering Reminder to Employers About Reporting COVID-19 Related Fatalities and Hospitalizations
October 5, 2020
As if employers aren’t already tested managing the challenges of the pandemic, on September 30, OSHA updated its COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to remind employers about their duty to report and record COVID-19 related fatalities and hospitalizations.
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California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Starts September 19, 2020
September 17, 2020
In a significant piece of legislation, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 into law on September 9, 2020, which requires private employers with 500 or more employees nationwide to provide their California employees with paid sick leave for specific COVID-19-related reasons.
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DOL Revises FFCRA Final Rule: What This Means for Covered Employers
September 13, 2020
Following last month’s federal court ruling that the U.S. Department of Labor had exceeded its authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in formulating certain regulatory provisions, the DOL has now issued a revised Final Rule, which becomes effective on September 16, 2020.
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EEOC Expands COVID-19 Guidance on Testing, Medical Inquiries, Confidentiality, Accommodations, and More
September 9, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its What You Should Know About Covid-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws resource.
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Ontario ESA Flash Update - Extension to Deeming Provisions Concerning Layoffs
September 4, 2020
The deeming effects of the COVID-19 Regulation were set to expire today, September 4, 2020.  At the 11th hour, the Ontario Government announced yesterday that the deeming effects of the Regulation are extended to January 2, 2021
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Are You Accurately Tracking Hours Worked in a Telework World?
August 28, 2020
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor reminded employers of one basic rule that the telework world may have forgotten to follow: Thou Must Track Employee Hours
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Tweets Follow

Jan 15

Canada: Employers Face Possible Expansion of the Duty of Honesty and Good Faith

Jan 12

Organized Labor's New Labor Secretary

Jan 11

Employer Rights to Consider in Today’s Highly Charged Political Environment: