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October 11, 2021

Here We Go Again! California's Latest Crop of Employment Laws

California is at it again – adopting a host of new labor and employment laws that will further regulate and complicate business operations in the Golden State. This article briefly summarizes the new laws, most of which take effect on January 1, 2022.

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September 30, 2021

Guide to Federal Contractor Obligations under Recent COVID-19 Executive Orders

The federal government’s complicated multi-pronged approach to implementing COVID-19 safeguards related to federal contractors has left many confused.

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September 27, 2021

The Netherlands: Considerations on employers’ use of the CoronaCheck app

Employers that want to rely on the app would do well to draw up a policy covering the measures for providing a safe workplace. If it is necessary to know who has been vaccinated, tested and/or who has recovered, the use of the app likely is justifiable.

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September 24, 2021

New York Updates Its Model HERO Act Plan Regarding Face Covering Requirements

On September 23, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor updated its requirements for face coverings contained in its model airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan.

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September 21, 2021

Cal/OSHA Issues Initial Draft Language for Proposed Permanent COVID-19 Regulations

On September 17, Cal/OSHA released for discussion initial draft text for proposed permanent COVID-19 regulations, which if adopted would be subject to renewal or expiration after two years, and would replace the current Emergency Temporary Standards.

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September 21, 2021

OSHA Announces Increased Focus on Heat-Related Hazards

In recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signaled efforts to increase its scrutiny of work activities that may expose workers to heat-related hazards.

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September 17, 2021

Maine’s Public Sector Employers Will Be Subject to OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

The Maine Department of Labor announced on September 17, 2021 that the state’s public sector employees will be subject to President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate due to Maine’s state plan agreement with the federal government.

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September 16, 2021

Virginia OSHA Issues Third Iteration of its Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

On August 26, 2021, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted revised amendments to the Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 (the Final Permanent Standard).

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September 14, 2021

President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan—What Employers Want to Know

These Q&As address some of the common employer concerns regarding President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan and the upcoming OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard.

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September 9, 2021

White House Announces Vaccine Mandates for Employees of Large Private Employers, Federal Contractors, and Most Healthcare Employers

On September 9, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden released a sweeping new COVID-19 Action Plan, Path Out of the Pandemic.

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