On Dec. 16, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted revisions to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The ETS updates amend employer requirements for
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On Dec. 9, 2021, the European Commission proposed the Platform Work Package, a set of measures intended to improve the working conditions of persons working through “digital labor platforms” in
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On Dec. 15, 2021, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, and likely will decide by summer 2022 whether the Federal Arbitration
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On Dec. 17, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety
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On Dec. 13, 2021, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole announced that beginning Jan. 3, 2022, patrons of all restaurants, bars, and sports venues will be
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On Nov. 16, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is suspending all implementation and enforcement efforts related to the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on mandatory
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On Oct. 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance and updated the same on Oct. 28, to assist employers who receive requests for religious accommodations from job
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Presuming that OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS stands, employers will need to adhere to further requirements by Jan. 4, 2022. Until then, employers should prepare for compliance with the Dec. 5 requirements.
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