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August 4, 2020

NY Federal Court Strikes Down Key Provisions of DOL Rule Regarding FFCRA Paid Sick and Expanded FMLA Leave

On August 3, 2020, in response to a legal challenge by the state of New York, a New York federal district judge struck down portions of a DOL final rule providing guidance on interpretations of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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July 23, 2020

New Pennsylvania COVID-19 Grant Program Helps Employers Provide Hazard Pay to Employees in Life-Sustaining Occupations

On July 16, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced the COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program—a $50 million grant aimed to help employers provide hazard pay to front-line employees working in sectors that are vital to the state during the pandemic.

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July 6, 2020

OFCCP Issues Final Rule on TRICARE Participation and Covered Health Care Providers

On July 2, 2020, OFCCP issued a final rule amending its regulations to confirm the agency lacks jurisdiction over health care providers whose sole government contract is based on the providers’ participation in TRICARE.

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July 1, 2020

New York Agencies Issue Guidance on COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Workers

On June 25, 2020, the New York agencies issued new guidance, titled New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Labor Guidance on Use of COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Employers.

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June 17, 2020

Cal/OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Guidance Regarding Medical Surveillance Examinations amid Potential Exposure to COVID-19

On June 5, 2020, Cal/OSHA issued temporary emergency guidance to assist physicians and other licensed health care professionals balance the benefits of providing mandated medical surveillance examinations against the risks of potential COVID-19 exposure.

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June 10, 2020

Cal/OSHA Issues Hazard Alert to Healthcare Facilities Regarding the Availability of COVID-19 PPE

On June 5, 2020, the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health, also known as Cal/OSHA, issued a hazard alert to healthcare facilities regarding the availability of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE).

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June 4, 2020

Puerto Rico Enacts Law Designating COVID-19 as a Work-Related Condition for Workers’ Compensation Purposes

On June 1, 2020, Puerto Rico amended its Workers' Accident Compensation Act to extend workers’ compensation insurance coverage to certain employees who get infected with COVID-19 while performing their duties.

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June 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. Activates its Reopening Plan, While Maryland Permits Additional Activities Under its Roadmap to Recovery

Last week, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser moved DC to Phase One of its plan for reopening following COVID-19 closures. Likewise, as of June 1, 2020, all jurisdictions in Maryland have entered the first stage of the state’s reopening plan.

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May 26, 2020

The Open Texas Plan: Expanding Phase 2 of the Governor’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan

On May 18, 2020, Governor Abbott expanded phase 2 of his reopening plan and issued Executive Order GA-23 (GA-23).

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May 26, 2020

NY Agencies Issue Joint Guidance on COVID-19 Paid Leave for Health Care Workers

On May 17, 2020, the New York DOH and DOL issued joint Guidance pertaining to an employer’s obligation under the New York State COVID-19 Sick Leave Law to provide paid sick leave to “health care employees.”

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