COVID-19

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the Nevada mask mandate is still in effect? We have started getting calls from employers wanting to know if they can lift the requirement to wear masks in the workplace. Unfortunately, the answer is no. In the Governor’s last press conference, he made it clear that the mask mandate would remain […]

IS ASKING ABOUT THE COVID VACCINE A HIPAA VIOLATION?

In the best of times, people can get confused about what is (and is not) a HIPAA violation.  In pandemic times, with misinformation running rampant, we see it even more. Statements such as, “My manager wants to know if I got a COVID vaccine.  That’s a HIPAA violation!” and “HIPAA means you can’t ask me […]

DETAILS ON THE LATEST COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE

Last week President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act — an economic relief package total $1.9 trillion. While much of the focus has been on the $1,400 direct payments, the relief package also includes money for vaccine rollout, school reopening, small businesses, and more. This is the first major piece of legislation to come […]

HOW BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES ARE NAVIGATING THE COVID VACCINE

As the COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues nationwide, with more individuals becoming eligible for the vaccine, the question of how businesses are handling the vaccine in the workplace also continues. While everyone is eager for things to return to normal, legal and logistical concerns and employee attitude about the vaccine are causing some uncertainty on vaccine […]

AVOIDING AGE DISCRIMINATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Early in the pandemic, the primary concern of age discrimination in employment centered on the mass layoffs and furloughs that were being conducted when many businesses were ordered to shut down their operations. Often, when employers conduct mass layoffs there can be the tendency to let go of older (and likely more expensive) employees in […]

THE FATE OF FFCRA IN 2021

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect in April 2020 and by it’s terms is set to expire on December 31, 2020.  As this date draws near, employers are left wondering whether FFCRA will be extended in to 2021 or not? As of this article, there is no legislation pending before Congress […]

CDC UPDATES GUIDANCE ON QUARANTINE FOLLOWING COVID EXPOSURE

Until recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance was that individuals who have had close contact with a confirmed positive or a suspected positive COVID case quarantine for a period of 14 days. However, understanding the burdens a 14-day quarantine imposes on businesses and individuals, the CDC has updated its guidance providing […]

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES NEW COVID-19 MITIGATION DIRECTIVES

In the midst of record COVID-19 cases in Nevada, Governor Steve Sisolak has announced new mitigation directives that will affect businesses statewide. Calling for a statewide “pause,” Governor Sisolak issued new capacity restrictions for certain business, as well as implementing a new mandatory mask mandate. The new restrictions are set to go into effect at […]

REVISIONS TO THE CDC’s DEFINITION OF “CLOSE CONTACT”

Through the pandemic, many employers have been relying on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines on what is considered a “close contact” exposure to COVID-19 for the purpose of contact tracing within their business. The CDC had previously defined a close contact exposure as an individual being within six feet of […]

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