I want our employees and our clients to feel safe and confident about their face-to-face dealings with one another, but I am concerned about escalating tensions around the issue of masking during this next phase of the pandemic.
California’s Labor Commissioner has updated its FAQs concerning 2022 COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (CPSL), answering some of employers’ more pressing questions about how this year’s more unique law operates.
On March 3, 2022, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s City Council adopted and sent to the mayor (who we expect to sign) Bill # 220051-A, an ordinance requiring covered employers to provide paid “COVID-19 Leave.”
On March 9, 2022, Ontario released a Statement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and a document called Living with and Managing COVID-19. Both address how Ontario intends to lift COVID-19-related public health and workplace safety measures.
Puerto Rico Governor Pierluisi has issued Executive Order 2022-019, drastically changing previously issued COVID-19 measures and guidelines by eliminating most requirements regarding masks, capacity limits and vaccination mandates.
In United Utility Workers’ Association of Canada v Dataco Utility Services Ltd., 2022 CanLII 13414, Arbitrator John Moreau, Q.C., dismissed 11 grievances filed on behalf of 11 service technicians who were suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.
Effective March 1, 2022, there is no longer a hard requirement under the Cal/OSHA statewide Emergency Temporary Standard or any other statewide requirement for employers to require unvaccinated or fully vaccinated persons to mask indoors at work.