Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

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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Massachusetts: How Will the Changes to CDC and OSHA Guidelines and Restrictions Impact Your Workplace? (Part One)
May 20, 2021
This blog is one in a two-part series discussing the recent modifications to governmental guidance, social-distancing protocols, and COVID-19 restrictions.
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Back to Normal for the Fully Vaccinated? What the CDC’s Latest Guidance Means for Employers
May 14, 2021
Just over two weeks after it relaxed its protocols for fully-vaccinated individuals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now issued revised guidance essentially permitting those individuals to resume their pre-pandemic lifestyle, subject to any applicable and differing state and local mandates. Consistent with prior iterations of this guidance, the CDC asserts that “You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace.”
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Ontario: Only Good News Here is for Lawyers – COVID Leave Triggers Constructive Dismissal
May 11, 2021
The Ontario Superior Court has ruled that an employer that implemented a layoff during the pandemic, which was “deemed” by the Ontario, Employment Standards Act, 2000 to be a statutorily protected infectious disease emergency leave of absence, was nonetheless still a layoff for common law purposes that may trigger constructive dismissal.
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Ontario has Introduced Three Days of Employer-Paid (WSIB-Reimbursed) COVID Sick Leave
May 5, 2021
The Ontario Government has passed amendments to the Ontario, Employment Standards Act, 2000 which require Ontario employers to provide employees with up to three paid sick days if they miss work due to COVID-19, including for quarantine, self-isolation, providing care or support to children and certain other individuals in relation to COVID-19, or if directed to do so by a public health authority or their employer due to COVID-19 related concerns.
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Oregon: OR-OSHA Issues New Permanent Rules for All Workplaces During COVID-19
May 5, 2021
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) issued its much-anticipated permanent rules for addressing COVID-19 at all workplaces in Oregon.
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The CDC’s Revised Rules for the Fully Vaccinated: What This Means for Employers
May 3, 2021
Of significance to employers, the CDC continues to assert that such individuals should continue to “[f]ollow guidance issued by individual employers.” But what impact might these looser rules have in the workplace?
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