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June 11, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 2,737 lawsuits (including 210 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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June 11, 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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June 11, 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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June 11, 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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June 10, 2021

In a Special Meeting, Cal/OSHA Withdraws Revised Proposal to Re-adopt COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has voted unanimously to withdraw the revised Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that it recently approved.

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June 10, 2021

Federal OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Health Care

On June 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released its long-awaited COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), establishing new mandatory requirements generally applicable to the healthcare industry.

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June 9, 2021

The European Union’s New Standardized Data Transfer Agreement: Implications for Multinational Employers

At long last, the European Commission, on June 4, 2021, adopted new Standard Contractual Clauses (“new SCCs”) to permit lawful transfers of personal data from the European Union (EU) to third countries such as the United States.

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June 9, 2021

Nevada Enacts Paid Vaccination Leave and “Kin Care” Laws and Amends its Existing Paid Leave Law

Following the implementation of mandatory paid leave on January 1, 2020, Nevada has again expanded workers’ leave rights with the enactment of Senate Bill No. 209 (SB 209) and Assembly Bill No. 190 (AB 190).

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June 9, 2021

Sonoma County, California Extends and Retroactively Expands Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On June 8, 2021, the Sonoma County, California Board of Supervisors enacted an urgency ordinance that extends and amends – in part retroactively to January 1, 2021 – its emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) ordinance.

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June 9, 2021

New Law Prohibits Florida Businesses from Requiring Vaccine Passport from Patrons and Customers

Governor DeSantis has signed into law SB 2006, preventing business entities from requiring that patrons or customers provide documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to enter or obtain service from a business in Florida.

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