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Not So Fast! Workplace Mask Mandates May Not Be Over Just Yet
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. After more than a year of masking and social distancing to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are looking forward to the day when we can ditch the mask, breathe freely, and see o...
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The American Rescue Plan Act—Key Takeaways for Employers
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the much-anticipated American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. While there are a wide range of impacts from this massive and intricate p...
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Considerations for Employers Contemplating a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Now that the vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19") is being rolled out, and various politicians and dignitaries are being vaccinated publicly, everyone seems to be asking the same question: can employers require their employees to be vacc...
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Oregon OSHA Adopts Significant COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health Rules
Oregon has become the third state in the nation to enact a workplace safety and health standard specifically addressing the coronavirus. Many provisions of the new Oregon OSHA rule take effect November 16, 2020. While some of the more onerous provisi...
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School's Out For...A While: Flexible Work Arrangements in the Era of Ongoing School Closures
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, it is becoming clear that many students will not return to full-time, in-person learning in a classroom environment, at least not initially. Tha...
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What Employers Need to Know About the Impact of the August 8, 2020, Presidential Memorandum on Unemployment Insurance Benefits
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. Earlier this month, after Congress failed to extend emergency unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, President Donald J. Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum that provides additional w...
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