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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On June 20, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued COVID-19 guidance, titled "Isolation and Quarantine Q&A," that offers insight into the recent change to the definition of "close contact."
Proskauer Rose LLP
Last week, the California Supreme Court agreed to decide two unique questions with far-reaching implications for employer liability: (1) may an employer be held liable to...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In March 2020, oil producer US Well was forced to conduct mass layoffs in its Texas workforce due to the sudden steep decline in oil demand, precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Littler Mendelson
This revised definition effectively cuts off the infectious period if a COVID-19 case tests negative on or after day 5.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
As employers reopen their physical workspaces they should anticipate challenges to their reopening plans as well as to the workplace arrangements adopted during the pandemic.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Currently, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health's (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) requires employers to review...
Foley & Lardner
As manufacturing employers are well aware, the COVID pandemic has forced many employers to furlough or layoff employees. Some operations were closed altogether, while others furloughed employees...
Foley & Lardner
While it feels in many respects like the COVID-19 pandemic is over, there are still numerous special pandemic-born rules in place that directly or indirectly affect employer health plans.
Littler Mendelson
On April 29, 2022, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed S.F. No. 2677 (2022) into law.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
As expected, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry recently provided an update regarding the new Frontline Worker Pay Law by distributing a fact sheet and a set of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the vast majority of states across the country implemented "stay at home" orders requiring the closure of, or severely restricting,...
Freeman Law
Congress acted quickly during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic to provide hiring and other economic incentives to employers.
Employees who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons are protected by Title VII. Therefore, religious accommodations for the COVID-19 vaccine should be treated...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Assistant Secretary Parker's written statement, submitted to the Workforce Protections Subcommittee ahead of his live testimony, asserted that "COVID-19 has been the occupational health issue of our time," ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
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...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
DOL's 2023 Priorities, Per Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. Additional personnel topped Labor Secretary Marty Walsh's wish list for 2023 as he laid out next year's proposed budget at a hearing in front of the...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: Federal OSHA is rolling out an aggressive COVID-19 enforcement program to inspect "high hazard" employers, as well as re-inspect those healthcare employers...
Nexsen Pruet
On April 25, 2022, Governor Henry McMaster signed bill H.3126 into law in an effort to signal the state's continued opposition to any mandated COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
Foley & Lardner
Employers must provide free respirators to employees who request them for voluntary use regardless of their vaccination status.
Dinsmore & Shohl
Congratulations. If you are reading this, it is probably only the 100th article you have read related to COVID-19. Not to worry, this is not an academic lecture on city, state, or federal regulations.
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