Insight
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September 23, 2022

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As COVID-19 case rates fluctuate, face coverings are not uncommon as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

Dear Littler
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September 22, 2022

Dear Littler: Do we need to do anything different for Monkeypox?

After we finally got our minds (and workplace policies and practices) wrapped around COVID-19, our employees have now expressed concern about monkeypox and what we’re doing about it.

Insight
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September 22, 2022

Quiet Quitting, Mouse-Jigglers, Career Polygamy?? Should Employers Be Worried?

“Quiet quitting,” “career polygamy,” “overemployment,” “mouse-jigglers,” and “DJs for work meetings”? Social media has exploded with stories of employees rejecting “hustle culture,” reclaiming work-life balance, and prioritizing their own well-being.

Insight
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September 22, 2022

Ontario, Canada Arbitrator Finds Three-Dose Mandatory Vaccination Requirement Reasonable in Long-Term Care Homes

An arbitrator recently decided that a mandatory vaccination policy requiring employees in two long-term care homes to receive three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine was reasonable.

Insight
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September 22, 2022

Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps

As the pandemic unfolds, 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.

ASAP
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September 19, 2022

New York State to Follow CDC Guidance on COVID-19 Quarantines and Isolations

On September 14, 2022, the New York State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 quarantine and isolation webpage to remove earlier written COVID-19 guidance and tables dated May 31, 2022.

ASAP
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September 16, 2022

Cal/OSHA Public Hearing on Proposed Non-Emergency Two-Year COVID-19 Standard Highlights Multiple Conflicting Concerns

The September 15, 2022 hearing and discussion demonstrated that there remains a great deal of disagreement about whether a non-emergency standard is needed, as well as serious concerns about the current proposal.

ASAP
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September 16, 2022

California Issues Monkeypox Guidance for Employers

On September 15, 2022, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA or “the Division”) published Guidance on Protecting Workers from Monkeypox (MPX).

ASAP
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September 15, 2022

OFCCP Extends Deadline for Objecting to Proposed Disclosures of EEO-1 Data

Last month, OFCCP announced an intention to produce federal contractors’ Type 2 EEO-1 data in response to a FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). OFCCP has extended the deadline for filing objections to October 19, 2022.

Insight
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September 14, 2022

Rules Governing Oregon’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program and Equivalent Plan Application Process Finalized

On July 22, 2022 and August 22, 2022, the Oregon Employment Department (OED) published its latest rules governing Oregon’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) program.

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