As the pandemic unfolds, 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.
In the first such decision from a federal appellate court, the Fifth Circuit has ruled the COVID-19 pandemic is not a “natural disaster” that exempts employers from providing advance notice of mass layoffs and plant closures under the WARN Act.
Employers subject to provincial legislation that have employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training and postings.
On June 8, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an Order (June 8th Order) defining “Close Contact” and “Infectious Period” for purposes of the CDPH’s Isolation and Quarantine Guidance issued on April 6, 2022.
Based on provisional results from the June 7, 2022, election, it appears San Francisco, California voters have approved Proposition G, which will create a permanent public health emergency leave ordinance that will become operative on October 1, 2022.
On June 2, 2022, the Alameda County Public Health Department announced that face coverings would once again be required in most indoor public settings, including workplaces and offices, effective Friday, June 3, 2022.
We have created a high-level guide which gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 28 countries across EMEA. We have recently updated this guide to be current as of May 2022.