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July 31, 2020

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 17, there have been 415 lawsuits (including 50 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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July 31, 2020

COVID-19 Steps Up, Michigan Steps Back: New Executive Order Reestablishes Previous Stay-at-Home Restrictions

As Michigan’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-160 rescinding previous orders that had relaxed Michigan’s stay-at-home requirements.

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July 31, 2020

Massachusetts Designates Juneteenth as a State Holiday, Creating a New Obligation for Many Retail Employers

On Friday, July 24, 2020, Governor Baker signed a bill designating Juneteenth (June 19th) as an annual state holiday in Massachusetts.

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July 31, 2020

California Department of Public Health Issues COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening

On July 24, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued its most recent guidance for employers.

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July 31, 2020

EEOC Expands Voluntary Resolution Efforts with Temporary Mediation and Conciliation Pilot Programs

Parties involved with EEOC charges of employment discrimination filed in the past month may notice some new language on the EEOC portal: “For charges filed after July 6, 2020, you may request mediation at any time during the charge process.”

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July 31, 2020

NLRB Proposed Rule Signals a Return to the Excelsior Requirement and the Advent of Absentee Ballots for Military Personnel

In another effort to amend the 2014 final rule on “quickie elections,” on July 29, 2020, the NLRB published a notice of proposed rulemaking that, if implemented, would further relieve pre-election burdens on employers and protect voter privacy.

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July 31, 2020

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders, as of July 31, 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 31, 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 31, 2020

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders, as of July 31, 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 30, 2020

Oakland, California Releases Emergency Paid Sick Leave FAQs

Nearly two and a half months after its emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) ordinance took effect on May 12, 2020, Oakland, California released frequently asked questions about the new law.

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