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May 5, 2020

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and Colorado Civil Rights Division Issue Guidance Addressing Employees Concerned about Returning to the Workplace

As the nuances of Colorado Governor Jared Polis’s “Safer at Home” Order continue to reveal themselves to Colorado employers resuming operations, one more state agency has weighed in: the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

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May 4, 2020

Denver Joins a Growing Number of Colorado Municipalities Mandating Face Coverings While in Public

On May 1, 2020, Mayor Michael Hancock announced that the City and County of Denver will join other Colorado municipalities in requiring residents to wear “face coverings” in a broad array of public settings.

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May 4, 2020

Ohio’s “Stay Safe” Order Effective May 1, 2020—What it Means for Employers

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, Ohio’s Director of the Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton, signed a “Stay Safe” Order, which lifts certain restrictions from Ohio’s prior “Stay-at-Home” Orders.

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May 2, 2020

Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Labor Issues Guidance on New Employer Requirements to File Auto-Certification and Adopt COVID-19 Exposure Control Plans

As Puerto Rico starts to reopen, the government is placing much of the burden to stop the spread of COVID-19 on employers. On May 1, 2020, Puerto Rico Secretary of Labor issued Opinion Letter 2020-03 to implement Executive Order 2020-38.

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May 2, 2020

Governor of Puerto Rico Extends Curfew and Relaxes Lockdown

A new Executive Order issued in Puerto Rico allows certain commercial businesses and/or commercial activities or services that had remained closed and/or suspended since March 15, 2020, to resume operations.

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May 1, 2020

Re-Opening Florida: The Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery

On April 29, 2020, the eve of the natural expiration of his “Safer at Home Order,” Governor Rick DeSantis announced his “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step.” plan to reopen Florida, which he explained would include three phases.

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April 28, 2020

Unpacking Exposure Risks for Meat and Poultry Processors: New OSHA/CDC Guidance

While the White House plans to sign an executive order to keep meat and poultry processing facilities open, OSHA and the CDC issued joint interim guidance to address the widespread infection rate of the coronavirus among workers in these processing plants

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April 28, 2020

The Next Normal: A Littler Insight on Returning to Work – Recalling Furloughed Employees and the Rehire Process

After COVID-19 abates, employers may determine that they cannot return all employees to the workforce. Some employers may need to recall employees on a slower timeline depending on demand, social distancing imperatives, and the timeline for production.

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April 28, 2020

Canada: Do Employers Have an Obligation to Protect Employees from Exposure to Safety Hazards While they Work from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians are performing work for their employers inside their homes. This raises the question of who has responsibility for potential hazards they may be exposed to while doing so.

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April 27, 2020

Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Modified and Extended – What Do Employers Need To Know Before May 1, 2020?

On April 23, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order will be extended through the end of May 2020, with certain changes effective May 1, 2020.

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