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October 21, 2021

Oregon Federal Court Joins Other Jurisdictions in Denying Challenge to Government-Issued Vaccine Mandate

On October 18, 2021, an Oregon federal district court denied a request for a temporary restraining order to prevent the Oregon Health Authority’s recent Vaccine Orders from taking effect.

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October 21, 2021

New York’s General Contractors are Jointly Liable for Construction Worker Wages

Last month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation, S.2766C/A.3350A, that automatically makes general contractors jointly and severally liable for wages, benefits, or wage supplements owed by subcontractors to construction workers.

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October 21, 2021

Ontario, Canada Makes Available Enhanced Digital Vaccine Certificate with QR Code and Verify Ontario App

Since September 22, 2021, patrons of restaurants and other specified businesses and organizations in Ontario have been required to provide proof of full vaccination status and identification at the entry point of applicable premises.

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October 21, 2021

Germany: 3 practical tips for introducing a vaccination bonus in your company

Companies are dependent on as many of their employees as possible being vaccinated against the coronavirus. Monetary incentives involve some legal pitfalls in Germany. A vaccination quorum offers companies a way out.

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October 21, 2021

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You?

While available vaccines have proven highly effective to date, COVID-19 continues to spread, particularly among unvaccinated populations. This post provides basic information on employee vaccination mandates issued at the federal and statewide levels.

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October 21, 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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October 20, 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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October 18, 2021

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As COVID-19 case rates fluctuate, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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October 15, 2021

South Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Governor’s Early Termination of Federal Unemployment Benefits

In a recent opinion, the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought by four individuals to challenge Governor Henry McMaster’s decision to end federal unemployment programs early.

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