On September 1, 2020, Sacramento County, California, enacted the Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act of 2020, which obligates employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave, among other requirements.
A new Regulation requires businesses or organizations that are open to require anyone in (a) the indoor area of their premises, or (b) in a vehicle operating as part of the business or organization, to wear a mask or face covering.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order prohibiting certain gatherings and mandating masks, partially filling the gap created by the Michigan Supreme Court’s opinion nullifying COVID-19 executive orders.
On October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 (EPGA), was an unconstitutional delegation of power by the legislative branch to the administrative branch.
On September 30, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding an employer’s obligation to report to OSHA cases of work-related COVID-19.
On September 30, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-191, maintaining previously enacted infection control protocols in long-term care facilities and protections for its residents and employees.
On September 29, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 2537 (AB 2537), the latest in a series of legislative enactments designed to protect employees from COVID-19 exposures in the workplace.