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September 18, 2020

Philadelphia Pandemic Laws Require Additional Paid Leave for Employees and Gig Workers, Other Pay and Benefits for Healthcare Workers

On September 17, 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Jim Kenney signed File Number 200303, an amendment to the city's generally applicable paid sick and safe time law, the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance (PHFWO).

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September 17, 2020

Delaware’s COVID-19 Considerations for Healthcare and Home Health Industries

Delaware recently issued the 27th Modification: State of Emergency Declaration. The recent guidelines, which became effective September 4, contain several sector-specific requirements affecting the health and home care industries operating in Delaware.

Littler Report
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September 17, 2020

The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine – Planning for the Employer Response

Many employers are hopeful that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be the silver bullet that will enable employers to return to some semblance of a pre-COVID workplace. Can an employer mandate that employees be vaccinated before coming back to work?

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September 13, 2020

DOL Revises FFCRA Regulations to Clarify Paid Leave Rules in Wake of New York Federal Court’s Decision

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) following a federal court’s decision that invalidated a handful of regulatory provisions interpreting the FFCRA.

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September 9, 2020

Michigan Extends its Safety Measures for Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, and Long-Term Care Facilities

On September 5, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-178, which continues protections offered under previous Executive Order 2020-168 (now rescinded) for frontline workers in grocery stores and pharmacies.

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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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