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July 7, 2020

Phase IV Initiated: Illinois Returns to Work with Certain Conditions and Employer Requirements

Governor Pritzker recently issued Executive Order 2020-43, directing compliance with the Phase IV Return to Work toolkit and training requirements of the Restore Illinois Plan.

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July 7, 2020

Labor and Employment Rulemaking Prominent in Spring 2020 Regulatory Agenda

The federal government recently released its unified federal regulatory agenda–the document that outlines regulatory and deregulatory actions agencies expect to take in coming months. Issues involving labor and employment featured prominently on the list.

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July 7, 2020

New San Francisco Emergency Ordinance Requires Layoff Notices, Reemployment Rights and Reasonable Accommodation for Eligible Workers

San Francisco has enacted an emergency ordinance that requires certain employers to provide written notice when layoffs occur, grants reemployment rights, and prohibits discrimination against employees who experience a family care hardship.

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July 7, 2020

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders, as of July 7, 2020

As businesses reopen, face coverings are likely to remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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July 7, 2020

Bouncing Back: A List of Statewide Return to Work Protocols

Government officials across the country are easing 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.

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July 7, 2020

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders, as of July 7, 2020

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, are becoming more common as states begin to reopen their economies. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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July 6, 2020

New Virginia Wage and Hour and Pregnancy Discrimination/Accommodation Laws Effective July 1, 2020 Significantly Expand Employees’ Rights

This article addresses several pieces of legislation enacted by the Commonwealth’s Democratic “trifecta” that employers should have on their near-term radar screen.

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July 6, 2020

OFCCP Issues Final Rule on TRICARE Participation and Covered Health Care Providers

On July 2, 2020, OFCCP issued a final rule amending its regulations to confirm the agency lacks jurisdiction over health care providers whose sole government contract is based on the providers’ participation in TRICARE.

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July 6, 2020

Puerto Rico State Insurance Corporation Issues 2020-2021 Risk Classification Manual with Important Modifications

On July 1, 2020, the Puerto Rico State Insurance Fund Corporation (“SIF”) announced the automatic extension of the deadline for employers to file the Payroll Statement for fiscal year 2020-2021, from July 20 to August 4, 2020.

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