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April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 2,193 lawsuits (including 179 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

ASAP
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April 9, 2021

DOL Issues Guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidy

On April 7, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) released answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the ARPA COBRA subsidy and published model notices for use with the ARPA COBRA subsidy.

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April 9, 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 9, 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.

Insight
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April 9, 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.

ASAP
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April 8, 2021

Ontario, Canada Declares Third Provincial Emergency and Enacts Stay-at-Home Order

On April 7, 2021, Ontario announced the declaration of a third provincial emergency and the enactment of a stay-at-home order.

Insight
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April 8, 2021

Virginia Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Law for Home Health Workers

On March 31, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law House Bill 2137, requiring paid sick leave for home health workers.

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April 8, 2021

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Canada Provides Employers with Roadmap for Responding to Requests for Exemptions from Mask-Wearing Policies

A recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision provides a roadmap for how employers should determine whether they are required to accommodate employees and customers who seek exemptions from the City of Toronto’s mask-wearing requirement.

Podcast
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April 8, 2021

Candid COVID Conversations: Vaccine Passports, Florida’s Latest Executive Order and Florida’s Liability Shield Law

Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson discuss the impact of state actions on employers in Florida and provide tips on what employers can do now in light of these actions.

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April 8, 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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