Governor DeSantis has signed into law SB 2006, preventing business entities from requiring that patrons or customers provide documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to enter or obtain service from a business in Florida.
The Department of State has issued updated guidance on National Interest Exceptions for certain travelers, which should facilitate more streamlined travel for F-1 and M-1 students and J-1 academics covered by exchange visitor programs.
The NLRB announced that it is withdrawing a proposed rule that would have excluded undergraduate and graduate students at private colleges and universities who perform services in connection with their studies from coverage under the NLRA.
On February 19, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board modified its test for determining whether faculty at private colleges and universities should be excluded as managerial employees from the right to union representation under the NLRA.
On December 7, 2020, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases and related deaths, and in anticipation of further cases following the Thanksgiving holiday, Michigan has extended its epidemic order by 12 days.
Citing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and rising hospitalizations, Commonwealth Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
Universities and states across the country have filed multiple lawsuits seeking to invalidate and enjoin implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s new policy on online learning alternatives for nonimmigrant university students.
In a decision released on June 10, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board reversed its prior position regarding whether the Board may exercise jurisdiction over faculty at religious institutions of higher education.