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Supreme Court Issues First Opinions on Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Supreme Court Issues First Opinions on Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

January 18, 2022  by  Steve Gross
Category:  Court Decisions and AGO Opinions Personnel Policies Operating Policies COVID-19

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily stopped the implementation and enforcement of a federal rule calling for large U.S. employers to require employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Following the decision, OSHA withdrew the proposed rule.

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Appeals Court Finds Non-Exempt Workers Must be Paid for All Required Out-of-Town Travel Time

Appeals Court Finds Non-Exempt Workers Must be Paid for All Required Out-of-Town Travel Time

November 29, 2021  by  Flannary Collins
Category:  Court Decisions and AGO Opinions Operating Policies

A recent ruling in Port of Tacoma v. Sacks defines what is considered compensable hours when an employee travels for a work-related purpose.

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Face Coverings and Vaccine Requirements: Where Things Stand as of August 23, 2021

Face Coverings and Vaccine Requirements: Where Things Stand as of August 23, 2021

August 24, 2021  by  Sarah Doar Steve Gross
Category:  Operating Policies COVID-19

This blog covers the latest state-issued face mask requirements, new vaccination requirements for education/childcare staff (including youth parks and recreation programs), and clarifications to existing provisions such as vaccine requirements for law enforcement and contractors.

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Emergency Rule Protects Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Emergency Rule Protects Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

August 5, 2021  by  Leah LaCivita
Category:  Fire Protection New Legislation and Regulations Operating Policies

This blog provides an overview of a new rule meant to protect workers from the harms of excessive exposure to wildfire smoke. 

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Vaccine Incentive Policies in the Local Government Workplace

Vaccine Incentive Policies in the Local Government Workplace

June 3, 2021  by  Flannary Collins
Category:  Operating Policies COVID-19

This blog looks at considerations around vaccine incentive policies in the local government workplace.

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Public Records Considerations in the Era of Telecommuting

Public Records Considerations in the Era of Telecommuting

April 27, 2020  by  Sarah Doar
Category:  Public Records Act Operating Policies

This blog post looks at how an agency can exercise some control over its public records when these may be located — or taken — outside the workplace.

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