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July 6, 2020

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders, as of July 6, 2020

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

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July 6, 2020

Bouncing Back: A List of Statewide Return to Work Protocols

Government officials across the country are easing up on stringent business closures. The chart below provides links to reopening plans and orders that have been issued thus far, at the statewide level.

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July 6, 2020

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders, as of July 6, 2020

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, are becoming more common as states begin to reopen their economies. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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July 5, 2020

Texas Governor Mandates Face Coverings Statewide

On July 2, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-29 mandating that Texans wear face coverings beginning July 3 and continuing until further notice.

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June 30, 2020

A Temperature Check on States’ Reporting Time Pay Requirements in the Era of COVID-19

This article surveys state laws that may require employers to pay reporting time pay to employees who arrive to work but must leave after exhibiting a fever, or other symptoms, during a COVID-19 health screening.

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June 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. and Maryland Expand Their Reopening Efforts

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District would move into Phase Two of its reopening on June 22, 2020. Maryland has also expanded Stage Two of its reopening plan. At this point, every jurisdiction in the "DMV" has broadened their reopening.

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June 29, 2020

DOL Provides Guidance on FFCRA Leave Relating to Summer Camp and Program Closures

On June 26, 2020, the U.S. DOL provided guidance for investigators about employee eligibility for FFCRA paid family leave, when employees are unable to work because they are caring for a child whose summer camp or other summertime place of care is closed.

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June 29, 2020

Canada: New Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations for Federally-Regulated Work Places Come into Force January 1, 2021

On June 24, 2020, the federal government published regulations that federally-regulated employers must follow to investigate, record, report, prevent and provide training with respect to work place harassment and violence, including sexual harassment.

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June 26, 2020

The Texas Reopening Two-Step: The Governor First Pauses Reopening, Then Takes a Step Back with New Restrictions

On June 26, 2020, Governor Abbott issued an order re-imposing restrictions on certain businesses and services, a day after he announced a pause on future reopening steps. He has instituted several recent measures in an effort to contain COVID-19's spread.

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June 26, 2020

Colorado Passes Law Requiring Employers to Provide Three Types of Paid Sick Leave

The Colorado legislature recently passed the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, which will require all employers to provide three types of paid sick leave, including: COVID-19 emergency leave, paid sick and safe time, and public health emergency leave.

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