Coronavirus in the Workplace

COVID-19

Cal/OSHA’s Revised Emergency Temporary Standards Reduce COVID-19 Related Restrictions In The Workplace
June 18, 2021
California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted on June 17, 2021, to approve its latest set of proposed revisions to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards. Executive Order N-09-21, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, makes the Revised ETS effective immediately.
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OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Employers Contains Some (Unpleasant) Surprises
June 15, 2021
On June 10, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a long-awaited COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) – but limited its coverage only to employers providing healthcare services or healthcare support services.
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Massachusetts: How Will the Changes to CDC and OSHA Guidelines and Restrictions Impact Your Workplace? (Part Two)
June 10, 2021
In this blog, we provide you with current answers to some of the questions employers have asked us about masks, vaccines, and other COVID-related legal developments.
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OSHA Finally Issues Covid-19 Guidance for Health Care Employers
June 10, 2021
As much of the country is emerging out from under COVID precautions, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finally issued its emergency rule for health care employers.
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OSHA’s COVID-19 Updated Workplace Guidance – What Employers Need to Know
June 10, 2021
On June 10, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued updated guidance for businesses on COVID-19 prevention and mitigation – taking into account the impact of vaccinations – along with a long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) applicable only to healthcare.
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Ontario: Does a COVID Leave Trigger Constructive Dismissal? Even Courts are Coming to Opposite Conclusions
June 10, 2021
In our earlier update on Coutinho v Ocular Health Centre Ltd., we cautioned of the potential steep financial consequences for employers that could result from the Ontario Supreme Court’s decision.
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COVID Vaccine Incentives
June 4, 2021
A recent Fisher Phillips survey indicated a majority of employers want their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  However, over eighty percent (80%) of employers surveyed are not planning to require their workers to get the vaccine.
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Under A New State-Funded Program, Massachusetts Employees Will Receive Paid Sick Time for Certain Reasons Related to COVID-19
June 2, 2021
After months of debate and a partial veto, a bill giving Massachusetts workers paid sick time for certain reasons related to COVID-19 was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker last Friday and went into effect immediately.
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EEOC Provides Eagerly-Awaited Guidance to Employers on COVID-19 Vaccines (Including Incentives)
May 28, 2021
On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and other EEO Laws resource to include guidance that answers many employer questions.
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May 31 Deadline for New COBRA Notices Approaches for Employers
May 25, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the latest COVID-19 relief package, contained some significant changes to COBRA that employers need to comply with by May 31.
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OSHA Changes Its Recording Requirements for Adverse Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine
May 24, 2021
Well, we’re always playing catch-up with the changing agency guidance on COVID-19 – and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration just juked on its recording requirements for adverse effects to the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, employers will not be required to record such adverse reactions – at least through May 2022.
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Europe: Responding to COVID-19 and the Workplace
May 20, 2021
It comes as no surprise that the majority of the contributions to this edition of On Your Radar involve government measures responding to COVID-19 and the workplace. Yet not all of them are COVID-19 related - workplace equality continues to be a prominent feature.
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