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April 17, 2020

California Extends COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave to Essential Food Sector Workers

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.

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April 16, 2020

Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Labor and Human Resources Issues Guidance Requiring Employers to Adopt Plans to Control Employee Exposure to COVID-19 in the Workplace

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.

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April 16, 2020

CARES Act Offers New Incentives to Employers Considering Student-Loan Repayment Programs

The CARES Act included a variety of new provisions to help employers and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those provisions were two aimed at student-loan repayment.

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April 16, 2020

Canada: Eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Expanded

The Government of Canada previously announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) would be available to support workers and businesses. On April 15, 2020, the prime minister announced that the eligibility rules will be expanded.

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April 15, 2020

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Options for Texas Employers in the Face of COVID-19

As they struggle to stay afloat during this time of crisis, many employers are looking for legal, humane ways to cut costs, including in payroll and benefits. This article summarizes the current state of Texas law on these subjects.

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April 15, 2020

Venezuela: How the Extended State of Alert Affects Workplaces during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Venezuelan government recently extended its declared State of Alert, under which all labor activities are suspended through May 13, 2020, except for telework and essential services. This article discusses options for employers during the suspension.

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April 15, 2020

Venezuela: Cómo afecta a los Lugares de Trabajo la Extensión del Estado de Alarma Durante la Pandemia del COVID-19

El gobierno venezolano publicó un decreto el 13 de marzo de 2020 declarando el Estado de Alarma, el cual fue recientemente extendido por otro período de treinta días. Todas las actividades laborales se suspenden hasta el 13 de mayo de 2020.

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April 14, 2020

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Response Plan

On April 13, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019, providing specific guidance to administrators on how to investigate potential COVID-19 hazards.

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April 13, 2020

Los Angeles, California Adopts Rules to Implement Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Order

On April 11, 2020, the Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards issued rules implementing Mayor Eric Garcetti's emergency order that immediately required certain employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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April 9, 2020

CDC Updates Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers Exposed to COVID-19

On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published additional guidance for employers regarding safety practices for “critical infrastructure workers” who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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