On November 23, 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued additional guidance for employers regarding their requirement to file employee compensation data with the state beginning in March of next year.
The Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources issued guidance discussing considerations for private sector employers when requesting an exemption from paying the Christmas Bonus after receiving COVID-19-related economic assistance.
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 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.
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.