1. Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we look at a new COVID-19 quarantine timeline and stricter workplace safety regulations in California.

    CDC Permits Shortened Quarantine Periods

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides that a shorter COVID-19 quarantine may be permissible for asymptomatic people who may have been exposed to the virus, now accepting 10 days of quarantine or seven days following a negative test. However, because state and local public health authorities determine the quarantine options applicable in their jurisdictions, employers must still review and comply with local guidance regarding quarantine periods. Read more - workforcebulletin.com/2020/12/03/cdcs-revised-guidance-allows-for-shorter-quarantine-periods-for-close-contacts/

    CAL/OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations Take Effect

    California has joined Virginia, Oregon, and Michigan in implementing stricter and more demanding COVID-19 regulations for businesses. The California emergency regulations took effect November 30, and require a written prevention program, no-cost tests for employees during work hours, rules around outbreaks, and more.

    NY Amends WARN Requirements

    The New York Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act now requires NY employers to send advance notice of a NY WARN Act triggering event to a significantly expanded list of government entities, including the school district and each governmental locality that provides emergency services to the affected site of employment. Click for more - ebglaw.com/news/new-york-amends-state-warn-act-to-require-additional-notifications/

    Other Highlights

    International Employment Law Guide for 60+ Countries

    Global employers considering large organizational changes affecting U.S. or international locations can utilize Deloitte Legal’s International Employment Law Guide - ebglaw.com/alliance-for-employment-law-and-workforce-management-services/

    Epstein Becker Green’s Robert O’Hara authored the U.S. section of the guide. The guide summarizes and compares the onboarding and off-boarding rules and costs across 62 countries and by employee level. Learn more about the guide and our strategic alliance with Deloitte Legal - ebglaw.com/alliance-for-employment-law-and-workforce-management-services/

    Updates on Predictive Scheduling and “Ban the Box” Laws

    Predictive scheduling and “ban the box” laws have been increasing or changing in state and local jurisdictions around the country. Read these recent roundups of developments in these areas:

    · Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … Predictive Scheduling Laws - wagehourblog.com/2020/12/articles/state-wage-and-hour-laws/time-is-money-a-quick-wage-hour-tip-on-predictive-scheduling-laws/

    · “Ban the Box” Law: Hawaii Legislators Restrict Consideration of Criminal Records For Job Applicants - zenefits.com/workest/hawaii-legislators-restrict-consideration-of-criminal-records/

    WORKFORCE (re)imagined.

    Employers are strategically preparing for business beyond the pandemic. Stay up to date as you reimagine your workforce - ebglaw.com/return-to-work/

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.

    Watch the series and subscribe for email notifications: EmploymentLawThisWeek.com.

    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  2. A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorneys Jennifer Barna, Senior Counsel, and Nathaniel Glasser, Member of the Firm:

    A COVID-19 vaccine is on the horizon, with extremely promising results from several pharmaceutical manufacturers. How should employers prepare for the potential workplace challenges a vaccine could pose?

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about significant developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.

    Watch the series and subscribe for email notifications: EmploymentLawThisWeek.com.

    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  3. Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. We look at how workplace guidance is changing as COVID-19 surges and the executive orders most likely to be reversed by the new administration.

    New York Revises COVID-19 Travel Advisory

    New York will now allow travelers to "test out" of the 14-day quarantine mandate after travel. This “testing out” protocol applies to people traveling to New York from anywhere across the United States and international travelers coming from a CDC Level 2 or 3 country. (Travelers from states contiguous with New York and essential workers are exempt from this protocol.) Read more - ebglaw.com/news/revamped-new-york-covid-19-travel-advisory-allows-individuals-to-test-out-of-14-day-quarantine-mandate/

    California Expands COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Notification Requirements

    Effective January 1, 2021, California employers must inform employees of a potential workplace exposure within one business day of receiving notice of potential exposure.

    Trump Executive Orders Face Reversal

    There is a growing consensus that President-Elect Biden’s new administration will reverse several of President Trump’s executive orders that impact employers, including orders that substantially impaired H1-B sponsorship - ebglaw.com/news/november-2020-immigration-alert/

    Other Highlights

    Rolling Back to Stricter COVID-19 Rules

    Dive deeper on updated COVID-19 restrictions in a few jurisdictions:

    · DMV: District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia Tighten Business Restrictions - workforcebulletin.com/2020/11/16/slowdown-in-the-dmv-district-of-columbia-maryland-and-virginia-tighten-business-restrictions-as-covid-19-cases-climb/

    · Michigan’s Three Week “Pause” and Office-Based Enforcement - workforcebulletin.com/2020/11/17/michigan-covid-19-workplace-updates-three-week-pause-and-office-based-enforcement/

    Now Required in NY: Additional WARN Act Notifications

    Effective last week, employers must send notice of a New York WARN Act triggering event, such as a mass layoff, to an expanded list of governmental entities. Click for the full list - ebglaw.com/news/new-york-amends-state-warn-act-to-require-additional-notifications/

    Europe Issues Guidance on Cross-Border Data Transfers

    The European Data Protection Board issued eagerly awaited guidance for complying with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. Learn more - workforcebulletin.com/2020/11/12/the-european-data-protection-board-issues-guidance-on-cross-border-data-transfers/

    WORKFORCE (re)imagined.

    Employers are strategically preparing for business beyond the pandemic. Stay up to date as you reimagine your workforce - ebglaw.com/returntowork

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.

    Watch the series and subscribe for email notifications: EmploymentLawThisWeek.com.

    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  4. Voters in New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota approved adult recreational marijuana use. South Dakota and Mississippi also legalized medicinal marijuana.

    Employers should review workplace drug and testing policies and may also need to provide reasonable accommodations for medical marijuana users going forward.

    Read more - workforcebulletin.com/2020/11/06/get-out-the-toke-state-ballot-initiatives-legalize-marijuana-and-more/

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.

    Watch the series and subscribe for email notifications: EmploymentLawThisWeek.com.

    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  5. A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorneys Amy Ramsey and Kevin Sullivan, Members of the Firm:

    California voters approved Proposition 22 on Election Day, allowing app-based transportation and delivery drivers to maintain independent contractor status. These drivers are now exempted from Assembly Bill 5, which changed worker classification standards.

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about significant developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.

    Watch the series and subscribe for email notifications: EmploymentLawThisWeek.com.

    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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