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, […]

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 […]

ARPA UPDATE: DOL ISSUES COBRA FORM NOTICES AND GUIDANCE

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), provided premium assistance and an extended election period under COBRA and similar state laws for assistance eligible individuals.  Employers were required to provide certain notices to individuals regarding the premium assistance and extended election period, and the DOL was directed to issue model notices for such purposes. The DOL […]

COURT HALTS ENFORCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13950 ON CONTRACTOR DIVERSITY TRAINING

On December 23, 2020, a federal district court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction stopping the federal government from enforcing Executive Order (EO) 13950. Santa Cruz Lesbian and Gay Cmty. Ctr., et al. v. Trump, No. 5:20-cv-07741-BLF (N.D. Cal. Dec. 23, 2020). The EO, considered controversial since its implementation in September 2020, prohibits federal contractors and […]
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