July 2021 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS President Biden’s Vaccine Push: Paid Leave for Family Member Vaccinations and Federal Contractor Mandates On July 29, 2021, President Biden announced additional efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. Of interest to employers, these efforts include (1) reimbursements […]

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TOP TIP: Masks Redux? What Employers Need to Know About the Latest Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals from the CDC

As we discussed in our May 14, 2021 blog post, “Back to Normal for the Fully Vaccinated? What the CDC’s Latest Guidance Means for Employers,” the CDC had previously stated that fully-vaccinated individuals could essentially resume their pre-pandemic, maskless lifestyles, subject to applicable state or local mandates. But the CDC […]

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OSHA Revises Its National Emphasis Program

Through this program, originally issued in March 2021, OSHA focuses its enforcement efforts on companies placing the largest number of workers at serious risk of COVID-19 infection, and prioritizes employers who retaliate against whistleblowing employees. The program was revised in July 2021 to adjust the targeted industries, but continues to […]

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