Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

American Rescue Plan Act Set for Presidential Signature
March 10, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as passed by the Senate on March 6, 2021. Passage was by party line vote, with one Democrat representative crossing over to vote no. President Biden has indicated that he is eager to sign the bill.
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What to Do About Workplace Masking in the “Open” States
March 8, 2021
With case rates declining and COVID vaccine options expanding, five States as of March 8, 2021 have announced the end of all pandemic-driven restrictions, including mask mandates.
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Los Angeles: An Update On COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Laws
February 22, 2021
On January 26, 2021, Los Angeles County extended the County’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, which expired on December 31, 2020.
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The Latest COVID-19 Workplace Guidance from the CDC: More on Masks, Returning to Work After Infection, and Vaccine Communications to Employees
February 18, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to issue a steady stream of new guidance and information on COVID-19, some of which has specific relevance to the workplace.
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Love in the Time of COVID: Workplace Romance in Reel Life and Real Life
February 12, 2021
In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, SHRM published an article highlighting a new survey on office romances.
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Hey Employers: Vaccinated ≠ Back to Normal!
February 8, 2021
Many people, like me, view the vaccination as a silver bullet that will allow us to resume our old, carefree, socially-not-distant lives. But the reality is – that’s not how it works.
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OSHA Issues New Employer Guidance Related to COVID-19
February 4, 2021
The message for employers is the Biden Administration will hold them accountable for not implementing “appropriate control measures.”
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OSHA Provides Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19
January 29, 2021
As promised by the new Biden Administration, on January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provided stronger guidance for employers and employees on COVID-19 in the workplace.
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Paying Employees for Travel Time on A Partial Telework Day? The U.S. Department of Labor Weighs in…
January 26, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have implemented flexible work schedules for a litany of reasons.
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More Guidance from the CDC on Workplace Vaccination Programs
January 21, 2021
As individuals beyond front-line healthcare workers are becoming eligible for the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released a toolkit for employers of essential workers, to join those that it previously released for medical centers/clinics/clinicians, and long-term care facilities.
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Proposed Relief Legislation Includes Major Workplace Changes
January 18, 2021
There has been extensive reporting on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill just released by President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team. The proposal also includes a number of additional measures that, if enacted, will greatly affect every employer.
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Canada: Beginning of the End? COVID-19 Vaccines and Employers' Rights
January 7, 2021
As we enter 2021 and look forward to the approved vaccines being available to the general public, Canadian employers eager to resume pre-pandemic life may no doubt be wondering if they can require their employees working in-person to be vaccinated.
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