COVID-19

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS — CAN YOU AND SHOULD YOU?

The convergence of flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic have employers considering — possibly for the first time — whether to mandate that employees get vaccinated to prevent the spread of influenza and COVID-19 in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends getting the seasonal flu vaccine to help protect against influenza, which […]

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS FACE NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO COVID-19

While many are familiar with the liability protections for businesses that came from Senate Bill 4 (SB4), it also implemented new requirements for public accommodations to limit the transmission of COVID-19 among employees and guests. Those provisions include implementation of a written response plan, which includes procedures for sanitization and handwashing, screening and social distancing, […]

TIME FOR A VACATION: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY

After Congress failed to come to an agreement on a second Coronavirus relief package, President Trump signed several executive orders and memorandums on August 8, 2020 aimed at providing economic relief to employees and individuals who have lost their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. One of the more notable actions taken by […]

SENATE BILL 4: LIMITING COVID-19 LIABILITY FOR BUSINESSES

The 32nd Special Session of the Nevada Legislature addressed many important issues. However, the one most concerning for businesses in Nevada was addressing potential COVID-19 liability. The 32nd Special Session ended in the early hours of August 6, 2020 with the passage of Senate Bill 4 (SB4). SB4 grants immunity to many businesses, nonprofit organizations, […]

FEDERAL COURT RULING CALLS INTO QUESTION DOL’S INTERPRETATION OF FFCRA

A recent court decision from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has called into question the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and their subsequent guidance on how it should be applied. In challenging the Final Rule, the State of New York […]

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES LONG-TERM COVID RESPONSE PLAN

Last night Governor Sisolak unveiled the long-term strategy for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada. During his press conference last week, the Governor announced we would be moving from a phased approach to a more sustainable long-term strategy. The new long-term strategy, which is called Road to Recovery: Making a New Normal, will focus […]

PRE-SHIFT COVID-19 SCREENINGS AND SELF-ASSESSMENTS

Following Governor Sisolak’s May 7, 2020 announcement to begin Phase 1 of the Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery, many businesses were permitted to reopen under certain restrictions. The State of Nevada subsequently issued industry specific guidance on those restrictions for the businesses permitted to reopen. Notably, for every industry it is either mandatory or suggested […]

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