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August 3, 2021

Mask Up: Bay Area Counties Urge Vaccinations and Mandate Face Coverings Indoors

As follow-up to the California Department of Public Health’s new guidance issued on July 28, 2021, seven Bay Area counties issued separate orders to mandate masks indoors.

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August 3, 2021

Candid COVID Conversations: Delta and More

Vaccination strategies, workplace safety tips and how to deal with the latest CDC guidance recommending masking indoors once again regardless of vaccination status.

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August 3, 2021

Federal Tax Credits Now Available When Certain Employees Use Emergency Paid Leave to Help Others Obtain or Recover from COVID-19 Vaccine

The IRS has announced that certain employers can claim federal tax credits when employees use emergency paid leave to accompany an individual to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination.

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August 3, 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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August 3, 2021

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

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

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August 3, 2021

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, have become common. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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August 2, 2021

Texas Governor Abbott Signs New Order Aimed at Bringing Uniformity to the State’s COVID-19 Response

On July 29, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-38, combining several existing COVID-19 executive orders for the stated purpose of promoting statewide uniformity and certainty in the state's COVID-19 response.

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August 2, 2021

Duluth, Minnesota Amends Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance

The mayor of Duluth, Minnesota recently signed File # 21-023-O, which, effective August 19, 2021, broadens covered uses of leave under the Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) Ordinance, and amends employer notice and enforcement provisions.

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July 30, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 3,110 lawsuits (including 248 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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July 30, 2021

Biden Announces Vaccine Requirements for Federal Employees, Contractors

On July 29, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden announced new requirements for federal employees and onsite federal contractors regarding vaccination status, masking, and social distancing.

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