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September 28, 2020

Michigan Issues Three Executive Orders Relaxing Gathering Restrictions, Re-opening Cinemas, and Requiring Facemasks for Kindergarteners

On September 25, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Orders (EO) 2020-183, 2020-184, and 2020-185 related to the pandemic.

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September 28, 2020

Maintain your Distance: Solving COVID-19 Safety Issues Through Automation

This podcast covers key safety considerations as employers rapidly adopt automated technologies to aid their workforces in response to the current pandemic.

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September 28, 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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September 26, 2020

A Closer Look at Trump’s Latest SCOTUS Nominee: Judge Amy Coney Barrett

On Saturday, September 26, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the bench occasioned by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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September 26, 2020

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

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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September 26, 2020

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

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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September 25, 2020

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, there have been 792 lawsuits (including 84 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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September 25, 2020

SEC Amends Whistleblower Award Program Rules

With a vote split down party lines, on September 23, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved several amendments to rules governing its Whistleblower Program.

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September 25, 2020

Just in Time for Handbook Season, California Passes Sweeping Expansion of Family Leave Law

Effective January 1, 2021, SB 1383 expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to cover smaller employers and provide access to leave for additional covered reasons.

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September 24, 2020

Ontario, Canada: What are an Employer’s Rights When an Employee Asks to Delay Their Vacation Due to COVID-19?

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has made travel impossible or risky to one’s health, employers may face employee requests to delay vacation time.

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