On November 20, 2020, Ontario announced that in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Toronto and Peel will move to the maximum Lockdown level restrictions in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
We continue to monitor changes in the Trump administration’s handling of ongoing agency immigration reforms through the end of 2020 and into early 2021 that may impact employers’ ability to sponsor foreign workers on visas.
As the pandemic unfolds, government officials are reevaluating their health and safety protocols and adjusting workplace guidance. This post provides links to key reopening orders and/or mitigation measures issued in recent weeks, at the statewide level.
Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, are becoming more common. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.
On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted unanimously to pass the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation.
On November 16, 2020, the CDC modified its guidance for “critical infrastructure” employers on whether they can permit asymptomatic workers to continue to work after exposure to an individual with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
Citing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and rising hospitalizations, Commonwealth Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
A California court recently took the unprecedented step of applying section 16600 of the state’s Business and Professions Code to void the scope of non-disclosure provisions on confidential information and set aside an arbitration award.