A new Massachusetts law provides every full-time employee up to 40 hours of job-protected, emergency paid sick leave for certain COVID-19 reasons, including to obtain or recover from the COVID-19 vaccination.
Governor Kemp has signed an Executive Order prohibiting any state agency, provider of state services, or state property from implementing a Vaccine Passport Program or otherwise requiring an individual to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provided its first comprehensive update of its guidance since December 2020 (before COVID-19 vaccinations were broadly available) regarding COVID-19.
On May 11, 2021, Washington State enacted SB 5115, the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (HELSA), which expands the workers’ compensation framework for infectious and contagious diseases and imposes new notice requirements on employers.