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August 3, 2020

With COVID-19 Resurgent, Employers Confront Privacy and Information Security Issues When Testing Employees for COVID-19

With the resurgence of COVID-19 infections across the United States, employers are facing growing pressure to ascertain whether their employees have contracted the virus.

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July 31, 2020

COVID-19 Steps Up, Michigan Steps Back: New Executive Order Reestablishes Previous Stay-at-Home Restrictions

As Michigan’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-160 rescinding previous orders that had relaxed Michigan’s stay-at-home requirements.

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July 31, 2020

Massachusetts Designates Juneteenth as a State Holiday, Creating a New Obligation for Many Retail Employers

On Friday, July 24, 2020, Governor Baker signed a bill designating Juneteenth (June 19th) as an annual state holiday in Massachusetts.

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July 31, 2020

California Department of Public Health Issues COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening

On July 24, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued its most recent guidance for employers.

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July 31, 2020

EEOC Expands Voluntary Resolution Efforts with Temporary Mediation and Conciliation Pilot Programs

Parties involved with EEOC charges of employment discrimination filed in the past month may notice some new language on the EEOC portal: “For charges filed after July 6, 2020, you may request mediation at any time during the charge process.”

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July 31, 2020

NLRB Proposed Rule Signals a Return to the Excelsior Requirement and the Advent of Absentee Ballots for Military Personnel

In another effort to amend the 2014 final rule on “quickie elections,” on July 29, 2020, the NLRB published a notice of proposed rulemaking that, if implemented, would further relieve pre-election burdens on employers and protect voter privacy.

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July 30, 2020

Oakland, California Releases Emergency Paid Sick Leave FAQs

Nearly two and a half months after its emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) ordinance took effect on May 12, 2020, Oakland, California released frequently asked questions about the new law.

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July 28, 2020

Georgia Department of Labor Revises Employers’ Obligations for Filing Partial Unemployment Claims

On July 17, 2020, the Georgia Department of Labor issued updated emergency Rules concerning unemployment benefits in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 28, 2020

Senate Republicans Unveil Latest COVID-19 Response Legislation

On July 27, 2020, Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate unveiled its latest legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.

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July 27, 2020

NLRB’s Final Election Protection Rule Takes Effect July 31

As the National Labor Relations Board moves toward resuming manual elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board’s Final Election Protection Rule will take effect on July 31, 2020.

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