OSHA has issued an Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), providing new guidance on how to investigate COVID-19-related hazards as the transmission of COVID-19 slows and workplaces continue to reopen.
On May 21, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (HB 972/SB 2) to decriminalize simple marijuana possession and prohibit employers from requiring applicants to disclose information related to past criminal charges for such possession.
Government officials across the country are easing up, or preparing to ease up, on stringent business closures. The chart below provides links to reopening plans and orders that have been issued thus far, at the statewide level.
The results reveal employers navigating a range of issues – from dealing with operational considerations to keeping employees safe to making tough decisions related to compensation and providing leave to those unable to work.