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August 10, 2021

Puerto Rico Government Issues New Vaccination Requirements for Additional Business Sectors

Given the recent increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in Puerto Rico, on Thursday August 5, 2021, Governor Pedro Pierluisi issued Executive Order No. 2020-062, adopting new vaccination measures for different sectors.

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August 10, 2021

Florida Ban on Requiring Vaccine Passports Banned (For Now)

Florida employers can require employees to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations, submit records of such vaccination, and implement other safety measures for their workplaces notwithstanding national publicity suggesting otherwise.

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August 9, 2021

Connecticut Mandates Vaccination for Employees and Individuals Providing Direct Access Services to Patients or Residents of Long-term Care Facilities

On August 6, 2021 Governor Lamont issued Executive Order No. 13B mandating vaccination of all employees working at long-term care facilities throughout Connecticut.

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August 6, 2021

New “Roadmap Exit Step” Added to Step 3 of Ontario, Canada’s Reopening Plan

On July 30, 21, Ontario filed O. Reg. 541/21 (Regulation), which adds a new “Roadmap Exit Step” to the Rules for Areas at Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen (Roadmap).

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August 5, 2021

West Hollywood, California Adopts Comprehensive Hotel Worker Ordinance with Right to Recall

Over the past few years, cities have started to implement workplace regulation, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. The hotel industry, which often is one of the primary drivers of a local economy, has been a particular focus.

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August 5, 2021

Oregon Announces Coming Rule for Weekly Tests of Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers

On August 4, 2021, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will create a rule requiring healthcare workers to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing if they are not vaccinated.

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August 4, 2021

Canada’s Federal Pay Equity Act Takes Effect on August 31, 2021

Canada’s federal Pay Equity Act, which creates a proactive pay equity regime within the federal public and private sectors, will come into force on August 31, 2021.

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August 4, 2021

The Key to NYC: Only Vaccinated Employees and Patrons Are Given a Free Pass

On August 3, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the nation’s first vaccine mandate applying not only to employees, but also patrons of indoor dining facilities, indoor fitness facilities, and indoor entertainment facilities.

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August 4, 2021

Denver Mandates That All Public-Sector and Certain Private-Sector Employees Be Vaccinated for COVID-19

On August 2, 2021, Denver, Colorado Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced that all city employees, as well as private-sector workers in certain “high-risk” settings, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021.

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August 4, 2021

Montana Releases FAQs on Vaccine Discrimination Law

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry has released several FAQs clarifying Montana House Bill 702.

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