Category: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Who Pays Cost of Employee COVID Testing or Vaccination?

If I require an employee to go get a COVID test, or to be vaccinated, who pays the costs of testing or vaccination? Do I…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Expiration Approaches

For nearly the entirety of the pandemic, either the federal or California governments have required most employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Nearly 70 Percent of Businesses Permanently Closed Office Space

Roughly a year and a half after the COVID-19 pandemic sent Americans into isolation and shifted many employees’ offices to remote locations (i.e., their homes),…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Coming Soon: U.S. Emergency Rule Establishing a Large Employer Vaccination or Testing Mandate

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. Department of Labor through its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working to create an…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

City of Berkeley Issues Mandatory Vaccination Order for Certain Businesses

As we keep seeing during the pandemic, local public health agencies can issue public health orders that will supersede state orders. On August 5, 2021,…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Posters and Notices

New Law Still Requires Physical Workplace Postings

As HR practitioners are well aware, federal and California laws require employers to post a large number of notices in the workplace. These notices are…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Remember: Vaccinated or Not, Workers Should Wear Face Coverings Indoors

Roughly a month ago, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings requiring that individuals in certain…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities

Understanding Religious Accommodations for Mandatory Vaccination Policies

COVID-19 vaccines continue dominating the news as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now provided full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for…

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Posted in COBRA COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Posters and Notices

American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidies Ending Soon

In March, the federal government passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the third federal stimulus package enacted in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic….

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities

“Long COVID-19” May Be a Disability Under the ADA

On the recent anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Biden-Harris administration released resources supporting individuals experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms, sometimes called…