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April 16, 2021

Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps

As the pandemic unfolds, government officials are reevaluating their health and safety protocols and adjusting workplace guidance. This post provides links to key reopening orders and/or mitigation measures issued in recent weeks, at the statewide level.

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April 16, 2021

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As businesses reopen, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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April 16, 2021

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, have become common. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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April 15, 2021

Giving it Our Best Shot – Statewide Vaccination Plans

This chart provides links to state agency websites, vaccine allocation plans, and other guidance related to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as basic vaccination plan phases.

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April 14, 2021

Are You Prepared for the Return of the War on Employee Handbooks?

The National Labor Relations Act governs what most private-sector employers can say and do with respect to employee “concerted” or group activities, whether they are represented by a union or not.

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April 13, 2021

New Mexico’s Healthy Workplaces Act Brings Paid Sick and Safe Time Law to the Land of Enchantment

On April 8, 2021, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law House Bill 20, the Healthy Workplaces Act.

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April 2, 2021

Recreational Marijuana Use Away from Work Now Protected in New York

On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalizing the recreational use of marijuana products by adults.

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April 1, 2021

West Virginia Enacts COVID-19 Jobs Protection Act

On March 19, 2021, Governor Jim Justice signed legislation enacting a coronavirus liability shield law.

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March 31, 2021

Florida Legislature Imposes High Standard for Claims Against Businesses Based on Damages from COVID-19

Florida Statute 768.38 is intended to protect businesses, governmental entities, schools and other persons and entities from COVID-19 lawsuits if they made a good-faith effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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March 26, 2021

Illinois Imposes New Criminal History Check Requirements on Employers

On March 23, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill (SB1480) that amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) to, among other things, impose new requirements on employers that perform criminal history checks on their employees.

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