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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.