Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Congress’ Second COVID-19 Relief Bill Updates the Paycheck Protection Program
December 31, 2020
Last week, Congress reached a deal on a second pandemic relief package which includes the enactment of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Business, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (Act), which has now been signed by President Trump.
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President Trump Signs Consolidated Appropriations Act, Extending Tax Credit to Employers Choosing to Extend FFCRA Leaves Until 3/31/21
December 29, 2020
On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act into law. This alert offers our review of the law and responses to the most common questions we’re receiving from employers, but is written prior to any applicable agency guidance being issued.
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COVID-19 Stimulus Essentials for Employers
December 29, 2020
On Sunday December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the second COVID-19 stimulus package into law.  The over 5,000 page Act has a number of important provisions that employers should keep in mind.
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COVID-19 Deal Extends FFCRA Tax Credits, Not Leave Mandate
December 22, 2020
As Congress debated the new COVID-19 relief package in the weeks since the election, there was a great deal of speculation as to whether the legislation would extend the leave mandates of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act beyond their current expiration date of December 31, 2020.
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Ho Ho Ho - More PPP Funds And Deductibility Issue Fixed
December 22, 2020
It’s a Christmas Miracle, Congress finally agreed to pass another Stimulus Package which probably will not be the last.
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Oregon Legislature Enacts New Protections for Schools and Whistleblowers Due to COVID-19
December 22, 2020
In the State’s third Special Session held on December 21, 2020, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill (“HB”) 4402, which enacted additional protections for schools related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also has implications for private employers who provide services to schools.
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EEOC Weighs In on COVID-19 Vaccines, Raising Medical Inquiry, Accommodation and Discrimination Concerns
December 17, 2020
On December 16, 2020, the U.S. EEOC expanded on its COVID-19 Q&A guidance to address the interplay of vaccines with employment discrimination laws.
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Employers and COVID-19 Vaccines: Considerations for Making Them Mandatory
December 17, 2020
As we watch the first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine receive their inoculations, employers are left wondering: can (and should) they implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination programs for their employees?
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EEOC Issues New COVID-19 Vaccination-Related Guidance
December 16, 2020
Today, the EEOC released COVID-19 vaccination-related guidance, including information about employer-mandated vaccinations for employees.
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Cal/OSHA Implements New Emergency COVID-19 Regulations
December 14, 2020
On December 14, 2020, California Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order that, in effect, reduces the amount of time employees who may have been exposed to someone with the COVID virus but who are without COVID-19 symptoms must be excluded from the workplace from what was included in the previous November 30, 2020, regulations.
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Got N95s? Respiratory Protection Leads OSHA’s Most Commonly Cited Standards Related to COVID-19
December 9, 2020
At the outset of the pandemic, many employers were unsure of how OSHA would conduct inspections and issue citations regarding COVID-19 related issues.
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Oregon: Employer Guide to OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Rule & OHA Statewide Mask, Face Covering, and Face Shield Guidance
November 5, 2020
Many states, including Oregon, have moved forward to augment the current federal OSHA regulations by implementing additional temporary COVID-19 rules to further address workplace infection control guidelines.
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Apr 07

New @shrm Court Report: Damages Are Required to Maintain an FMLA Claim https://t.co/JikyMAqxc7

Apr 06

American Rescue Plan Act Mandates COBRA Subsidies Through September '21 for COBRA Qualifying Beneficiaries Who Lose… https://t.co/dPElhePOxb

Apr 06

The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity, Week 11 https://t.co/sCGJ6GpRw6