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September 17, 2021

Maine’s Public Sector Employers Will Be Subject to OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

The Maine Department of Labor announced on September 17, 2021 that the state’s public sector employees will be subject to President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate due to Maine’s state plan agreement with the federal government.

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September 17, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 3,571 lawsuits (including 315 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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September 16, 2021

Virginia OSHA Issues Third Iteration of its Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

On August 26, 2021, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted revised amendments to the Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 (the Final Permanent Standard).

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September 16, 2021

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You?

While available vaccines have proven highly effective to date, COVID-19 continues to spread, particularly among unvaccinated populations. This post provides basic information on employee vaccination mandates issued at the federal and statewide levels.

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September 16, 2021

Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps

As vaccination rates increase, 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.

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September 16, 2021

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As COVID-19 case rates fluctuate, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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September 15, 2021

Florida Adopts the Apex Doctrine in the Corporate Context

Late last month, the Florida Supreme Court codified into Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.280(h) the “apex doctrine” and declared the doctrine applies with equal force to high-ranking corporate and government officials.

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September 14, 2021

President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan—What Employers Want to Know

These Q&As address some of the common employer concerns regarding President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan and the upcoming OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard.

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September 14, 2021

NLRB General Counsel Issues Memorandum Urging Regions to Seek Punitive Remedies Against Employers Found to Violate the NLRA

NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo recently issued a hard-hitting Memorandum urging the Board’s regional offices to consider closely the full scope of aggressive remedies she deems available to them for issuance against employers.

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September 14, 2021

CPRA and Data Retention

The “Purge Rule,” retention schedules, and data breach risk. Kwabena Appenteng explains what could be the most burdensome compliance requirements for employers.

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