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COVID-19 Litigation Tracker: March 2020 – March 2022

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U.S. COVID-19 News & Analysis

June 24, 2022

Canada Suspends Mandatory Vaccines for Most Travel, Federally Regulated Transportation Workers, and Federal Government Employees

On June 14, 2022, Canada announced that, due to the country’s improved public health situation, certain vaccination requirements are suspended as of June 20.
June 22, 2022

Fifth Circuit Rules that COVID-19 Pandemic Did Not Trigger the “Natural Disaster” Exception to WARN Notice Requirements

In the first such decision from a federal appellate court, the Fifth Circuit has ruled the COVID-19 pandemic is not a “natural disaster” that exempts employers from providing advance notice of mass layoffs and plant closures under the WARN Act.
June 17, 2022

California Department of Public Health Order Alters “Close Contact” and “Infectious Period” Definitions Under Cal/OSHA COVID ETS

On June 8, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an Order (June 8th Order) defining “Close Contact” and “Infectious Period” for purposes of the CDPH’s Isolation and Quarantine Guidance issued on April 6, 2022.
June 9, 2022

New Obligations for Frontline Sector Employers through Minnesota’s Frontline Worker Pay Program

A new law authorizes bonus payments to Minnesotans who worked in frontline sectors during the COVID-19 emergency - and requires covered employers to provide notice to workers by June 23, 2022.

Littler COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Survey Report: Delta Variant Update

Littler COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Survey Report: Delta Variant Update

This report shares Littler's findings from in-house lawyers, C-suite executives and human resources professionals across the United States about their current plans, concerns and key considerations when it comes to vaccination of their workforces.

For guidance on issues relating to workplace vaccinations and OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing ETS, please reach out to your Littler attorney or email us.

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