Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Form I-9 Temporary Policies Resulting from COVID-19 Ending
April 13, 2022
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that certain temporary policies pertaining to the Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”) that were put into place as a result of the pandemic are coming to an end on April 30, 2022.
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TOP TIP: Employers – State Safety and Health Departments Can Find COVID Violations Too!
March 28, 2022
Even though the Vax-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard is no more, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration can still hold employers liable for failing to protect workers from COVID-19 under existing safety standards.
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What the CDC’s Latest Mask Guidance Means for Employers
February 26, 2022
Although COVID-19 is still very much present, we see improvement in the COVID-19 numbers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now significantly eased their mask recommendations – although not entirely.
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What Does "Endemic COVID" Mean for Employers?
February 22, 2022
The easing of COVID restrictions around the country amid discussion of “living with COVID” will require employers to be more vigilant in many ways while simultaneously attempting to return to normal or a new normal.
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California: New 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
February 17, 2022
On February 9, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 114, to implement new COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“2022 SPSL”), effective February 19, 2022.
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Employers, Don’t Ignore COVID Just Because the Vax-or-Test ETS Is Gone
February 17, 2022
Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s attempt to issue a general workplace COVID standard was unsuccessful, employers should not assume that they are off the hook with regard to COVID preventative measures, as one company recently learned.
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OSHA Withdraws Vax-or-Test ETS, Plans to Issue Permanent Healthcare Standard
January 25, 2022
On January 25, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it was withdrawing its beleaguered Emergency Temporary Standard that required employers with 100+ employees to mandate employees to be vaccinated or subject to weekly COVID-19 testing.
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The DOL (Finally!) Provides Guidance on Compensability of COVID Testing/Vaccination Time!
January 21, 2022
For much of the past year or so, employers have struggled with the question of whether they must pay employees for the time spent getting vaccinated against or tested for COVID-19, particularly during off-duty hours. The U.S. Department of Labor has finally issued guidance on this issue under the FLSA.
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So What Can Oregon and Washington Employers Do Now That The Supreme Court Ruled?
January 18, 2022
Now That the Supreme Court Struck Down the OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate, Can I Require Employees to be Vaccinated?
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What’s Next for Mandatory Vaccination Policies Now that SCOTUS Has Blocked OSHA’s “Shot-or-Test” Rule?
January 14, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the Biden Administration in the back-and-forth legal battle over the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”).
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Health Plans Required to Pay for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests
January 13, 2022
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Labor, and the Treasury (the “Tri Agencies”) published guidance outlining that health plans and health insurance companies must cover and/or reimburse enrollees for over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic tests.
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Split Decision: Supreme Court Throws Out Vaccine Mandate For Large Employers But Revives It For Healthcare Workers
January 13, 2022
This afternoon, January 13, two hotly anticipated Supreme Court decisions were published regarding two of the Biden Administration’s four vaccine mandates.
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Tweets Follow

May 17

The EEOC Speaks: Pay Discrimination – Intersectionality and Sex-Plus https://t.co/eo7NThzinE

May 17

California Hikes 2023 Minimum Wage https://t.co/yAHxoKLwV0

May 13

New @shrm Court Report: Single Use of Racial Slur Can Create Hostile Work Environment https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz