Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

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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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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