Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Back to Work: Common Questions and Answers for Summer 2020
June 24, 2020
As we all begin to return to the workplace, employers have many questions. Remember, being “open” does not mean that the pandemic has ended.
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COVID-19 Agency Update: OSHA Issues Guidance on Reopening for Non-Essential Businesses; EEOC Addresses Antibody Testing and Reasonable Accommodations, Harassment and Discrimination; SBA Provides New PPP Application
June 22, 2020
Several federal agencies have recently issued additional COVID-19 guidance of interest to employers, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Small Business Administration. We summarize these developments.
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COVID-19 Update From Nevada Gaming Control Board
June 18, 2020
On June 17th, the Nevada Gaming Control Board issued an update to its reopening health and safety policy for nonrestricted licensees based upon new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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EEOC Takes on Antibody Testing, Returning Older and Pregnant Workers Post-COVID-19
June 18, 2020
The EEOC recently updated its COVID-19-related Q & A’s to assist employers in navigating “the new world” post-COVID-19 while complying with the federal anti-discrimination laws as employees return to work.
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Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles Issue Return to Work Orders
June 17, 2020
As Los Angeles begins to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, LA County and the City of LA have each issued new Orders with which employers must comply in order to resume business.
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OSHA Speaks: Face Coverings, Masks and Respirators – Oh My!
June 10, 2020
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a great deal of discussion – and confusion – about the use of masks and face coverings and respirators.
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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Implements Significant Revisions to the PPP
June 5, 2020
Today, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“the Act”) into law, making key modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program.
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COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Useful Screening Tool or Impermissible Medical Examination?
June 3, 2020
As the United States still struggles with testing capacity for active COVID-19 infections, employers are increasingly asking “may we require our employees be tested for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies?”
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CDC Issues Reopening Guidance for Offices – “Change the way people work”
May 29, 2020
Without fanfare on May 27, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance for employers of office workers (as well as updated guidance for restaurants and bars).
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Do Businesses Have to Record COVID-19 Illnesses in OSHA 300 Logs?
May 28, 2020
Most employers are required to keep an OSHA 300 log if an employee suffers a recordable illness or injury that is “work-related,” as well as complete an OSHA Form 301 (or equivalent) in connection with these injuries.
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Another Round!!!
May 26, 2020
“Another Round!”—I  imagine someone at the Department of Labor (DOL) is yelling that phrase out right now as the DOL releases yet more Questions and Answers clarifying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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OSHA Issues New Guidelines for Recording COVID-19 Cases
May 26, 2020
Effective May 26, 2020, U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an Enforcement Memo revising their guidance on recording COVID-19 cases.
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Jan 20

New @shrm Court Report: Entirety of Sales Agreement Was Not Relevant to Union Representation https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz

Jan 19

Transition Team's Proposed Relief Legislation Includes Major Workplace Changes https://t.co/69p9XIU0TR

Jan 15

Canada: Employers Face Possible Expansion of the Duty of Honesty and Good Faith https://t.co/qB3fMDDEiB