On September 5, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-178, which continues protections offered under previous Executive Order 2020-168 (now rescinded) for frontline workers in grocery stores and pharmacies.
The challenges employees and employers continue to face this Labor Day are enormous and unprecedented. The year’s Labor Day Report focuses on the state of employment in the context of the global pandemic.
On August 27, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-172, which rescinded Executive Order 2020-166 and provides further guidance and protections to workers who stay home when they or their close contacts are sick.
The Tennessee Department of Health has released guidelines on the length of isolation necessary for those who have contracted COVID-19 and the length of quarantine for those who share living space with those who are infected.
A new Nevada law not only shields businesses from liability related to COVID-19 under certain circumstances, but also includes a host of significant new measures meant to enhance worker safety for many employers in the hospitality industry.
In this GQ|Littler article, we highlight some of the issues and risks employers face when dealing with different types of employees as businesses reopen, including those who refuse to return to the workplace.