Although Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer previously issued Executive Order 2020-153 requiring individuals to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and some outdoor spaces, the order specifically carved out an exception for childcare centers and camps.
Articles Discussing Labor And Employment Law In All Fifty Us States And Puerto Rico.
Businesses in Georgia now have protection from civil lawsuits arising out of alleged COVID-19 exposure, transmission, infection or potential exposure. The Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act (GCPBSA), which is now in effect, protects businesses and individuals in many circumstances from COVID-19 exposure claims (and other types of claims) that accrue before July 14, 2021. You must take some specific proactive steps to receive this protection, however – so you need to make sure you understand the details of this new law.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a new Executive Order (EO) requiring all people older than five to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces and outdoors where social distancing is not possible.
Following a truncated period of public comment and hearings, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department) released the final regulations under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML), effective July 24, 2020. Beginning on January 1, 2021, all private Massachusetts employers
In mid-April, the Wisconsin legislature enacted Act 185, making a host of changes to the state unemployment insurance (UI) program. One particularly helpful change for Wisconsin employers ensured that the cost of initial UI benefit claims filed for weeks after March 12, 2020 and before December 31, 2020 would
Governor Whitmer continues to issue social distancing-related executive orders to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
The compensability of medical marijuana costs for a workers’ compensation claim turns on an individualized inquiry of whether such treatment is reasonable and necessary, and not whether the use of medical marijuana is permissible under state law, according to the Delaware Superior Court. Nobles-Roark v. Back Burner, Case No. N19A-11-001
Puerto Rico may become the first jurisdiction to adopt law against workplace bullying.
Its been over three years since Judge Alsup’s early rulings demonstrated his concern that Waymo’s former star engineer, Anthony Levandowski, took Waymo’s proprietary information to Uber and, today, August 4, 2020, Judge Alsup sentenced Levandowski to 18-months in
In recent months, Wisconsin federal courts have witnessed a dramatic increase in class litigation raising breach of fiduciary duty claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). These claims target sponsoring employers and individuals who oversee plan investments and plan fees for employer-sponsored 401(k) plans.
The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) just issued final regulations implementing the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFMLL). Employees will become eligible for paid time off under the PFMLL starting on January 1, 2021. Between now and then, we anticipate that the DFML will be issuing additional guidance on the logistics, sample healthcare provider certification forms, and other compliance assistance information and documents. In the meantime, we are pleased to provide this HRW Client Alert discussing a number of important “big picture” issues raised by the regulations for employers to consider now.
Mississippi’s new law offers immunity from some COVID-19 litigation. The Mississippi Back-to-Business Liability Assurance and Health Care Emergency Response Liability Protection Act is written broadly to protect entities from lawsuits based on COVID-19 exposure. It was applied retroactively starting March 14.
Companies in the transportation industry in New Jersey can enforce arbitration agreements with employees and independent contractors under the New Jersey Arbitration Act (NJAA), the New Jersey Supreme Court has held. Arafa v. Health Express Corp., No. 083174 (July 14, 2020); Colon v. Strategic Delivery Solutions, LLC, No. 083154 (July 14, 2020).
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed a bill that requires the police to undergo “implicit bias training” effective immediately.
On July 30, 2020, Wisconsin joined 31 other states—including Alabama, California, and Pennsylvania—with a statewide face covering order. Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #1, requiring all individuals in Wisconsin over the age of five and medically able to do so to don cloth face coverings (not including face shields