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.
Nearly two-and-a-half years after it was originally proposed, the Allegheny County Council passed a Paid Sick Leave law to require employers to provide certain employees in Allegheny County with up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year.
At their final meeting of the year, city councilors in Portland, Maine left the city’s existing COVID-19 emergency order in place, thereby triggering a hazard pay requirement and creating a $19.50 hourly wage starting January 1, 2022.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that employers may wait to begin collecting premiums from employees for the new Washington Cares Act, while legislation is under consideration to formalize this collection pause.
On December 17, 2021, when the deadline for implementing the EU Whistleblowing Directive expires – or, at the latest, when corresponding national whistleblower protection laws come into force – member states will face changes in whistleblower protection.
After the passage of Florida Statute 381.00317, employers with employees in Florida were left with new rules relating to COVID-19 vaccination policies, in many instances contrary to the signaled direction of federal government rules and guidance.
On Monday, December 6, 2021, New York City announced a first-in-the-nation vaccine mandate for private-sector employers, which must now require vaccinations for all employees who work in person in the city.