Now, most travelers will have to show a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 and contact information to board an airplane for the United States. As before, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. lawful permanent residents, and
Articles Discussing Workplace Issues Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On April 14, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its post-arrival recommendations.
Almost everyone (unless specifically exempted) who is at least 2 years old must have a negative COVID-19 test (tests include an antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test) to board an airplane for the United
As we enter the third year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. businesses are implementing long-delayed return-to-office plans and hoping to establish a new equilibrium. Public health experts, economists and policymakers increasingly speak of “endemicity,” a phase in which COVID-19 transmission rates fall to a constant but manageable
How do “right to recall” laws impact hiring?
Good news – the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be waning, and our economy is re-opening. Employees are being hired, but for some businesses in some industries, there are new requirements in place which were not there at the start of
Despite a federal court ruling in April 2022 striking down federal mask mandates, major cities in the United States are keeping them in place amid a new wave of COVID-19 cases raising new considerations for private employers that have implemented workplace mask mandates.
When a district court judge in Florida lifted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) federal COVID-19 mask mandate on April 19, 2022, the Transportation Safety Administration stopped enforcing it. However, the judge’s ruling left it up to airlines and local transit agencies to decide how to respond.
MaIn this episode, Jen discusses the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new guidance regarding discrimination against COVID-19 caregivers, and how California can stay out of trouble in this complex area.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partially reopened the record on the rulemaking for the permanent healthcare COVID-19 standard, known as the rule on “Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings” (docket number OSHA-2020-0004). While the proposal generally tracks the agency’s expired 2021 healthcare emergency temporary rule (ETS), it also potentially departs from the ETS in some areas.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new guidance on best practices to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) as part of the administration’s overall pandemic response plan for combating COVID-19.
Last week the EEOC issued new guidance concerning caregiver discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This signals an increased focus on caregiver discrimination by the EEOC. The guidance states, “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted employees’ work and personal obligations, creating concurrent and, at times, competing job and caregiving demands.
OSHA has just announced it is partially reopening the record on the rulemaking for the permanent healthcare COVID-19 standard known as the rule on Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings. Comments are due by April 22, 2022. The docket number is OSHA-2020-0004. Following the written comments, there will also be
On March 14, 2022, the federal EEOC released new guidance related to COVID-19 caregiver discrimination, “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws.” As part of the guidance, there is a new caregiver section in the EEOC’s regularly updated COVID-19 FAQs, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” and an EEO-issued “best practices” summary.
Even as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic seems to ease, we all know that new and different pandemic-related caregiver responsibilities continue in various forms.
As the number of employees requesting flexible work arrangements increases, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released a new technical assistance document, “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law,” and an update to its COVID-19 “What You Should Know” to address employees and job seekers with
With its new inspection initiative, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is taking steps to ensure certain healthcare employers continue to protect workers against COVID-19, even as falling case numbers across the country have prompted many state and local agencies to withdraw mask mandates and other COVID-19 precautions.