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Washington Alert! Unmasking Some New COVID-19 Job Protections for Washington Workers
With all the focus on the imminent changes to mask mandates and renewed return to work planning efforts underway, one important new obligation in Washington State may have slipped past many employers’ radars. While announcing the anticipated changes...
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Employers Can’t Require Employees to Arbitrate or Waive Collective Actions of Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment Disputes
For many years, employers have relied on the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) and pre-dispute arbitration agreements to require employees to privately arbitrate disputes, rather than pursue them in the judicial system or participate in class actions....
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The Biden Administration's Pro-Union Agenda
White House Task Force Report On February 7, 2022, the Biden administration published its roadmap for encouraging and supporting union organizing in private and federal employment by executive actions that do not require any Congressional approval....
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California Governor Newsom Brings Back COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
On January 25, 2022, California Governor Newsom announced that key legislators had agreed on a framework to again require that employers provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave. That announcement came to fruition this week when Governor Newsom...
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Quick-Reference Sheet for Employers: Current COVID-Specific State and Federal Agency Resources
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. February 2, 2022 FEDERAL OSHA: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) | Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( Care Vaccine Mandate: COVID-19 Healthcare ETS | Occupat...
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Considerations for Employers Contemplating a Voluntary or Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy (February 2022 Update)
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. February 1, 2022 Update | Previous update published September 16, 2021 | Originally published December 31, 2020 (see below) Although litigation is still ongoing for some vaccine-relate...
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