UPDATE | 2021 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LEGISLATION

Before the Nebraska legislature adjourned the 2021 session, it gave final approval of, and the Governor signed into law, LB 256 and LB 407. As you may recall, LB 256, introduced by Senator Matt Hansen, provides that a release may be used to finalize an agreement to resolve all issues other than future medical where […]

OSHA ISSUES UPDATED COVID-19 WORKPLACE GUIDANCE

Today, OSHA provided much-anticipated COVID-19 guidance for multiple workplace environments that will help employers create policies and procedures as they continue to operate and/or reopen their businesses and offices.  OSHA provided guidance specific to three settings:  (1) an emergency temporary standard for healthcare settings; (2) guidance for employers outside the healthcare setting; and (3) additional […]

OSHA REVERSES COURSE ON RECORDING ADVERSE VACCINE REACTIONS

On April 20, 2021, OSHA provided guidance stating that if an employer requires a vaccination as a condition of employment, the employer must record an employee’s adverse reaction to the vaccination in their OSHA 300 workplace illness logs if the employee’s reaction is “a new case” and results in: (a) an absence from work of […]

CDC GUIDANCE FOR FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS: CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

The CDC updated its Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People in non-healthcare settings on May 13, 2021. The update relaxes guidance related to face coverings for fully vaccinated people in a number of circumstances. It states that fully vaccinated people “no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, […]

UPDATE | 2021 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LEGISLATION

Since the Legislature placed LB 256 and LB 407 on General File nearly two months ago, the body took no action on those bills until this past week. The Legislature gave first round approval to both bills and moved them to Select File on May 5th. On Wednesday the Legislature moved both bills to Final […]

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

During this period of rapidly-evolving information, it is important for businesses, organizations, and employers to stay up to date. Baylor Evnen will continue to provide updates on changing legislation, regulations, administrative guidance, and governmental mandates as a service to our clients.  We have compiled a list of coronavirus resources you may find helpful, which is […]
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