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April 20, 2021

Ontario, Canada Imposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

Ontario announced a two-week extension of its third declaration of emergency and its second Stay-at-Home order, and that in response to the rapid increase of COVID-19 case rates, it would impose additional restrictions.

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April 20, 2021

Ontario, Canada: Peel Public Health Announces Expedited Business Closures

The Medical Officer of Health in the Peel Public Health Region will issue an order directing businesses with five or more cases of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days to close for 10 calendar days in certain instances.

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April 20, 2021

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

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.

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April 19, 2021

New Mexico Will Join the Growing List of States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal

On April 12, 2021, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed two bills into law, legalizing the use and possession of recreational cannabis and allowing for the expungement of certain cannabis-related criminal records.

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April 19, 2021

NY Agency Updates Guidance Regarding Health Care Personnel Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure and Travel

On April 1, 2021, the New York Department of Health (NY DOH) issued an update to its prior guidance for health care personnel on returning to work following COVID-19 exposure.

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April 19, 2021

President Biden to Nominate Douglas L. Parker, Chief of Cal/OSHA, to Lead Federal OSHA

On April 9, 2021, President Biden announced that he intends to nominate Douglas L. Parker to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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April 19, 2021

Giving it Our Best Shot – Statewide Vaccination Plans

This chart provides links to state agency websites, vaccine allocation plans, and other guidance related to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as basic vaccination plan phases.

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April 16, 2021

California Adopts Statewide “Right to Recall” Law for Certain Industries

Just about a year ago, in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic activity in many sectors went from red hot to nearly frozen, seemingly overnight. The hospitality industry was particularly hard hit, as business and leisure travel evaporated.

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April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 2,262 lawsuits (including 181 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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April 16, 2021

Littler Lightbulb: A Dose of Paid Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccinations

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more accessible throughout the United States, but vaccination opportunities often limited to “business” hours, employers are experiencing an increase in requests for time off from work to obtain a vaccine.

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