Coronavirus in the Workplace


CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidelines
August 19, 2022
Just last week, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) followed in the EEOC’s footsteps providing some new guidelines for employers and individuals.  Here are the highlights.
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Have We Reached the New Normal? The CDC’s Revised COVID-19 Rules
August 17, 2022
The CDC has revised its guidance several times since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.  However, this time, some commentators see the latest revisions to the CDC’s updated guidance as signaling a strategic shift in the pandemic.
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The EEOC Updates Its COVID Guidance for Employers – Testing, Accommodations, Direct Threat and More
July 15, 2022
Last week, the EEOC updated a number of its Q&As, with some more targeted guidance for employers.
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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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