The UK Government recently announced - and then expanded - a new wage support scheme for employers to replace the furlough scheme from 1 November 2020. This article highlights the key provisions and latest developments.
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.
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.
On October 20, 2020, Ontario introduced Bill 218, Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020, which would provide employers with a degree of liability protection from COVID-related claims.
Governor Whitmer signed multiple bills that protect Michigan employers that are in compliance with COVID-19-related laws, and protect workers who do not report to work because they were exposed to, display symptoms of, or tested positive for COVID-19.