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August 7, 2020

Puerto Rico Enacts Law on Workplace Harassment

On August 7, 2020, Puerto Rico enacted a law to prohibit and prevent abusive conduct against employees in the workplace that affects worker performance, alters workplace peace, and threatens the dignity of employees.

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August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 17, there have been 482 lawsuits (including 60 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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August 7, 2020

New Mexico Implements Employer Reporting Rule for COVID-19 Cases

In addition to other measures New Mexico is taking to try to control the coronavirus pandemic, the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau of the NM Environment Department implemented an emergency amendment to its injury and illness reporting regulation.

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August 7, 2020

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders, as of August 7, 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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August 7, 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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August 7, 2020

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders, as of August 7, 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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August 6, 2020

Michigan Executive Order Requires Staffers to Wear Face Coverings in Childcare Centers and Camps

Although Michigan Governor Whitmer previously issued Executive Order 2020-153 requiring individuals to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and some outdoor spaces, it specifically carved out an exception for childcare centers and camps.

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August 6, 2020

DOL Issues Guidance for Certain Federal Contractors on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the FFCRA

On August 3, 2020, the DOL provided guidance on FFCRA compliance for employers with federal government service contracts covered by the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act and federal construction contracts covered by the Davis-Bacon Act.

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August 6, 2020

The FDIC Again Loosens Restrictions on Hiring Bank Personnel with Criminal Histories

On July 24, 2020, the FDIC published a Final Rule regarding Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. § 1829 (“Section 19”), which restricts hiring at FDIC-insured depository institutions, such as FDIC member banks.

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August 5, 2020

Michigan Governor Directs Robust Enforcement of COVID-19 Executive Orders

Governor Whitmer continues to issue social distancing-related executive orders to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in Michigan.

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