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What Employers Need To Know About Kentucky’s New COVID-19 Restaurant Restrictions (UPDATED)

As the pandemic rages through Kentucky and the holidays right around the corner, Governor Beshear just issued an executive order mandating significant restrictions on businesses to slow down the escalating spread of COVID-19 – with restaurants and bars being one of the hardest-hit industries. However, the order contains a financial path forward for businesses impacted […]

Shelby County (TN) Health Department Orders Stronger COVID-19 Requirements Amid Rising Spread

In a new effort to temper the rising COVID-19 spread, the Shelby County Health Department just issued a new health directive imposing new restrictions on “high risk settings,” including restaurants, bars, and gyms, which took effect on November 23. To account for the financial impact that Health Directive No. 15 may have on businesses, the […]

What Employers And Educational Institutions Need To Know About EEOC’s Proposed Guidance On Religious Discrimination

The EEOC recently released a draft of its updated guidance on religious discrimination, which – if adopted and finalized – could alter the legal standards applied in workplace disputes for the nation’s employers generally and educational institutions specifically. While the November 17 release will not be finalized and adopted until a public comment period expires […]

Recent CDC Guidance Could Bolster Argument For Cloth Face Coverings To Be Personal Protective Equipment

A recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could eventually lead federal workplace safety authorities to conclude that employers have significant additional obligations when it comes to their employees wearing cloth face masks. While the heavy lifting may not start until President-elect Biden takes office, employers may want to track recent […]

CDC Recommends Tighter Quarantine Standards For Exposed Critical Infrastructure Sector Employees

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated guidance recommending that critical infrastructure employers only permit asymptomatic workers to continue working after potential COVID-19 exposure in limited and rare circumstances. The updated guidance, released on November 16, continues to provide an exemption from the usual 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for critical infrastructure workers […]

The Top 9 Things Employers Need To Know About Cal/OSHA’s New Emergency COVID-19 Standard

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board just adopted an emergency standard related to COVID-19 prevention in the workplace, imposing some significant requirements on California employers. Most notably, the new rule finalized yesterday provides that employees excluded from work for having or being exposed to COVID-19 must continue to be paid while they are off work. Employers do […]

Oregon Employers Face New Safety Obligations Thanks To New COVID-19 Rules

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently adopted a temporary rule requiring employers to implement safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The rule, which took effect November 16 and remains in effect through May 4, 2021 – requires you to complete an Exposure Risk Assessment and Infection Control Plan by December 7 […]

Kentucky Employers Face New COVID-19 Restrictions Heading Into The Holiday Season

In an attempt to curb the rapid community spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear just issued new restrictions, effective November 20, that will impact employers across the state. While the governor specified that the new restrictions were not a “shutdown,” certain businesses will certainly feel the squeeze more than others as […]

What Employers Need To Know About Kentucky’s New COVID-19 Restaurant Restrictions

As the pandemic rages through Kentucky and the holidays right around the corner, Governor Beshear just issued an executive order mandating significant restrictions on businesses to slow down the escalating spread of COVID-19 – with restaurants and bars being one of the hardest-hit industries. However, the order contains a financial path forward for businesses impacted […]