On May 1, 2020, the Department of Labor released new versions of its model COBRA notices, adding a new action item for employers facing a contracting workforce and a growing wave of participant litigation.
On April 23, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp signed an order relaxing the statewide Shelter in Place Order and providing additional guidance related to the reopening of Critical Infrastructure and non-Critical Infrastructure business operations.
The Court of Appeal in The Hague recently held that the Employment and Security Act precludes secondment agencies from terminating contracts with workers who are ill or injured at work, despite terms allowing such terminations in collective agreements.
On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, which took immediate effect and requires certain food sector workers to receive COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave during the pendency of any statewide stay-at-home order.
On April 15, 2020, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources issued guidance discussing the basic elements employers are required to include in their plans to limit employee exposure to COVID-19.