Category: COVID-19 News & Updates

EEOC Releases Guidance Regarding Vaccination Requirements in the Workplace

With the recent approval of COVID-19 vaccines and anticipated rollout of inoculations nationwide, employers have begun to ask for guidance regarding whether they can compel employees to receive the vaccinations. On December 16, 2020, the EEOC released guidance confirming that employers may require their employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to work.

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Governor Northam Signs Executive Orders Imposing Further Phase 3 Restrictions: What Does It All Mean For Your Business?

On November 13, 2020, Governor Northam signed Executive Order 63 and Executive Order 67, updating the business operating guidelines issued earlier this year in response to Covid-19. Each order contains modifications to specific industry guidelines as well as general public restrictions and new enforcement measures.

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CDC Updates Guidance on “Close Contact” with Individuals Who May Have COVID-19

On Wednesday Oct. 21, the CDC updated its guidelines for tracking transmission of COVID-19. The CDC maintains that contact tracing be conducted for close contacts of laboratory confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients.

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Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Virtual Breakfast Meeting

The Atlanta Bar Association’s Litigation Section is hosting a joint Zoom breakfast meeting Friday, October 9th at 8am EST with the Employment Law section. According to the section, this discussion will cover the “Emerging Exposures in Employment Litigation from Covid-19.” Jaime Duguay of our Philadelphia office is a panelist alongside Marcus Keegan from Keegan Law Firm, LLC, Kenneth Winkler of Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. and Ariel Zion of Insight Global, LLC.

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Understanding the Obligations as a “Medium Risk” Employer under Virginia’s New COVID-19 Workplace Regulations

Virginia’s first in the nation COVID-19 workplace regulations require businesses across the Commonwealth to assess their COVID risk both as a business and by job. This week we address the ETS requirements for medium risk employers and their workforce.

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Understanding the Obligations as a “Low Risk” Employer under Virginia’s New COVID-19 Workplace Regulations

In the wake of the Virginia Department of Labor’s Emergency Temporary Standard on worker protection from Covid-19, businesses across the Commonwealth are trying to decipher the more than 45 pages of new regulations to understand what exactly is required of Virginia employers to comply with these new COVID safety regulations. This alert addresses the conditions which must be met for an employer to qualify as “Low” risk, and, where met, the obligations for each such employers.

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Virginia’s Groundbreaking COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

On July 27, 2020, Virginia became the first state to adopt mandatory COVID-19 OSHA safety regulations. Employers are now required to develop and implement a number of precautions and procedures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 at work and to protect the health and safety of their employees.

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Navigating Wage and Hour Issues in the COVID Era

Orange County Partner Matthew C. Sgnilek and Resolution Economics partners Robert Crandall and Alison Rose will provide attendees with “practical guidance as to how Legal and HR departments can best manage workplace adjustments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Returning to the Workplace in Light of COVID-19

Join Jamie Filipovic on Wednesday, June 24th at 4 PM CST as she discusses Returning to the Workplace in Light of COVID-19 for Strides for Peace. Jamie will cover workplace safety, legal considerations to leaves of absence, the ADA, harassment and more.

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Favorable Changes to Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

Last week, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPPFA”), which was signed into law on June 5, 2020. The changes are favorable for borrowers.

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