Category: COVID-19

California COVID-19 Reporting Laws Go Into Effect

COVID-19 Reporting Laws for Businesses with 5 or more employees: CA Employers must report all known (or reasonably known) Employee positive tests for COVID to their WC Carrier.  This obligation applies even if the employee is not making an allegation of workplace exposure. Download the PDF version Positive Tests between 7/6/2020 to 9/17/2020 1.            Test […]

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OSHA Reveals Whistleblower Complaint Increase in the Midst of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, employee health and safety remains a top priority. Specifically, a key topic of concern has been whether those workers who filed a whistleblower complaint (potential violations, for example a lack of social distancing or inadequate personal protective equipment) are being properly protected from employer retaliation. Download PDF version This […]

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DOL Releases New Back-to-School FFCRA Guidance

Ever since it became clear that not all schools would be fully reopening for the new school year, employers and employees alike have been wondering how the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) would apply in the variety of new schooling scenarios. Yesterday, the Department of Labor released several new Questions and Answers that […]

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President Trump Signs Executive Orders on Pandemic Relief

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order and three memorandums to address pandemic relief in response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After negotiations for a relief package between the White House and lawmakers collapsed, the executive actions extend pandemic unemployment benefits, student loan payment deferrals, eviction protections for renters and […]

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[VIDEO] Are You Prepared for Virtual Open Enrollment

With open enrollment season around the corner and many organizations extending work-from-home policies, a virtual open enrollment fair may be necessary. The Importance of Reimagining Fairs Although employees are used to attending in-person open enrollment meetings, this is the time for organizations to reimagine their benefits events and find a solution that works best for […]

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Immunity from Civil Liability for Coronavirus Exposure

Federal Coronavirus-related laws, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, have included specific and limited liability provisions to encourage active participation of the medical industry in the fight against COVID-19 without fear of legal repercussions, aiding in immunity from civil liability. For the most part, this […]

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