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January 4, 2022

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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December 30, 2021

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Joins the Jurisdictions Requiring Paid Sick Leave: What Does the New Law Require and What Steps Can Employers Take to Prepare?

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.

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December 28, 2021

New York Department of Labor Releases Final Regulations for State Sick Leave Law

On December 22, 2021, the New York Department of Labor (Department) issued final regulations regarding the New York State Sick Leave Law (NYSSLL), which has been in effect since September 30, 2020.

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December 22, 2021

Portland, Maine: Broadly-Applicable Hourly Hazard Pay Takes Effect on January 1, 2022

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.

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December 20, 2021

Washington Employers May Consider Delaying January 2022 Start Date for Collecting “Washington Cares Act” Premiums from Employees

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.

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December 17, 2021

European Whistleblowing Directive: Many EU member states missed the implementation deadline – Is your company prepared?

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.

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December 13, 2021

Florida Issues Emergency Rule and FAQs on its Vaccine Mandate Law

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.

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December 10, 2021

Back to Basics: New York State Mandates Masks in Indoor Public Places

On December 10, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that face masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces in New York State, effective December 13, 2021.

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December 6, 2021

“We Are Not Going Back”: New York City Announces Vaccine Mandate for Private-Sector Employers

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.

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December 3, 2021

Ontario, Canada: Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 Receives Royal Assent

On November 30, 2021, Ontario announced that it had passed Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 (Act). The Act received Royal Assent on December 2, 2021, and came into force on that day.

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