Earlier this month, President Biden issued a new Executive Order that, among other things, required federal contractors and subcontractors to begin ensuring that their employees are fully vaccinated. Details were initially fuzzy, but the administration’s COVID-19...
On September 10, the Biden administration announced a new six-prong strategy as part of its ongoing effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Headlining this plan is the President’s directive to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to issue emergency...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued new emergency regulations and guidelines regarding COVID-19. The latest updates include a mix of mandatory requirements and other recommended best practices. Here is a brief explanation of the...
On Monday, the Ohio Department of Health issued an amended COVID-19 public health order that lifted the State’s mask and social distancing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. The amended order was issued on May 17, 2021, but is retroactive to May 14, 2021. ...
After only a few months of reprieve from the last wave of pandemic-related legislation, employers must again adapt to new federal laws affecting their workplace. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – Congress’s latest $1.9 trillion effort to curb the effects of...
As millions of Americans await access to the COVID-19 vaccine, employers face the looming decision of whether to require vaccination for their workforce. But can businesses legally condition employment on receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine? For many employers, the answer...
Over the holiday weekend, President Trump narrowly avoided a government shutdown by signing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Tucked inside this 5,600-page omnibus spending bill is a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, making this new Act the most...
On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health released an order that requires all Ohioans to stay at home between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. unless they are engaging in designated “Protected Activities” or “Essential Activities”. Governor Mike DeWine first...
Under a new order from the Ohio Department of Health, retail businesses will soon be required to ensure that all customers wear a facial covering while on the business’s property. Failure to comply could result in local health authorities ordering the business closed....
A New York federal court ruled this week that major portions of the Department of Labor's regulations governing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) exceeded the Department's authority. The FFCRA was passed by Congress in March of this year to aid...
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