The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it is updating its quarantine and isolation guidance for people with COVID-19, reducing the isolation period from 10 days to five days, as long as the individual has no symptoms or their symptoms are resolving after five days.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is withdrawing most of the Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare employers (Healthcare ETS) it promulgated more than six months ago.
The Westchester County prosecutor said the incidents don’t meet “statutory requirements of the criminal laws of New York.”
As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, many employers are putting safety restrictions back in place that have been relaxed over the past few months. Many are reinforcing vaccine requirements, reinstituting mask policies and creating incentives for following health and safety precautions.
A new year offers employers the opportunity to reflect on how their organization has adapted to recent challenges.
The white gaze is a term popularized by critically acclaimed writer Toni Morrison.
Critics say the rule changes punish businesses that are trying to avert covid flareups and undermine the White House’s pandemic response.
New York City marked the end of 2021 by enacting a law that will make it challenging, if not infeasible, to use a broad swath of algorithmic, computerized tools to review, select, rank or eliminate candidates for employment or promotion. Local Law Int. No. 1894-A, which takes effect on
As 2021 comes to an end, the White House and the Department of State have announced:
South African Travel Restrictions Lifted.
The 14-day travel restrictions on southern African countries will be lifted as of midnight on December 31, 2021. Adopted on November 29th, the restrictions based on spread of the
As 2021 draws to a close, here is a review of our articles about changes to California employment law that will continue to affect employers into 2022.
On December 24, 2021, New York City enacted a law (Introduction No. 2448-2021) permitting employees who are parents to take paid time off to accompany their children when they receive COVID-19 vaccinations. In addition, the law allows these employees to take paid time off to care for their children if
On December 22, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD) ordering it to not collect premiums under the Washington Cares Fund program until the legislature addresses some of the law’s issues. The letter acknowledged that “legislative leadership has strongly encouraged the employer community to
On Monday, December 27, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a press release announcing it was shortening its quarantine and isolation recommendations. The CDC expects Omicron variant cases to continue to increase without the severity that COVID-19 brought this time last year. The CDC research
As 2021 winds down, our EntertainHR blog approaches its seven-year anniversary next month. Therefore, in homage of what not to do in the workplace (based on examples of from television, film, and other popular media) and in the vein of shameless self-promotion, we contributors to EntertainHR have decided to