Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Do Employers Have to Pay For COVID-19 Testing Time?
September 16, 2021
As many employers implement a COVID-19 vaccination-or-weekly-testing mandate (soon to be required of all employers with 100+ employees), a recurring issue is whether the time that employees spend getting that weekly test must be paid under federal and state wage and hours laws. And the answer is a lawyerly, “Well, it depends.” (Of course).
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President Biden Announces New Rule Mandating Employee Vaccines or Weekly Testing For All Employers with 100+ Employees and Other Employees
September 9, 2021
President Biden has directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a new temporary emergency nationwide rule requiring vaccinations or weekly negative testing for all employees working for private employers with 100 or more employees.
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Foreign COVID Vaccinations and Clinical Trials? What Employers Need to Know
September 8, 2021
An issue that we’ve run into recently is what to do about employees who are vaccinated – but not with one of the FDA-approved vaccines.
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Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations: Employer Considerations
August 19, 2021
In recent weeks, large public and private employers across the country have made the news after announcing  COVID-19 vaccination policies for their employees.
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Again? What Employers Need to Know About OSHA’s Latest Update to Its COVID-19 Workplace Guidance
August 16, 2021
Trying to stay on top of federal workplace guidance on COVID-19 is confusing and challenging for employers, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just changed the playing field again.
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Delta Variant on the Rise, Causing New Mandates for Masks and Vaccinations
August 10, 2021
In Oregon and Washington, and elsewhere in the country, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing spikes in the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as increased hospitalizations.
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Small/Mid-Size Employers May Be Reimbursed for Paid Family Vaccination Leave!
August 6, 2021
As part of his COVID-19 vaccination push, President Biden recently announced that the program that reimburses certain employers for providing paid leave to employees for particular COVID-19-related reasons would be expanded to include leave to get family/household members vaccinated.
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Masks Redux? What Employers Need to Know About the Latest Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals from the CDC
August 4, 2021
Given the rapid spread of COVID-19’s Delta variant and the increase in cases, particularly in areas of low vaccination rates, the CDC has revised its guidance. So what does this mean for employers?
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Should Employers Consider “Long COVID” a Disability?
July 30, 2021
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division recently issued joint guidance explaining that long COVID could be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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U.S. DOJ States that Emergency Use Authorization Does Not Preclude Vaccine Mandates
July 27, 2021
The U.S. Department of Justice has released an opinion definitively stating that the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) statute, under which current COVID-19 vaccines were approved by the Food and Drug Administration, “does not prohibit entities from imposing vaccination requirements” including “to return to work or be hired into a new job.”
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Employers – Do Not Ask About Pandemic Passion Projects!
July 8, 2021
Please, employers, I beg of you— find a different trendy interview question.
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Ontario: Does a COVID Leave Trigger Constructive Dismissal? Third Case Further Muddies the Waters
July 6, 2021
Barely two weeks after Taylor v Hanley Hospitality Inc., another Court released the decision in Fogelman v. IFG, which supports the finding in Coutinho v Ocular Health Care Ltd. that an employee on deemed IDEL can still sue for constructive dismissal at common law.
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