As featured in #WorkforceWednesday: This week, we focus on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new guidance for vaccinated individuals and what it means for accommodations.

Employers Navigate New CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Last week, the CDC updated its guidelines to state that it is safe for fully vaccinated people to resume normal activities without masks or social distancing “except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” Attorneys Shira Blank and Susan Gross Sholinsky explain what this means for employers and businesses that are places of public accommodation.


NY Enacts “First in the Nation” HERO Act

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Health and Essential Rights Act (HERO Act), a “first in the nation” law. The HERO Act requires New York agencies to develop an industry-specific model airborne infectious disease exposure prevention standard that will establish minimum workplace requirements beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Click for more.

Ninth Circuit Says CA ABC Test Not Preempted by Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA)

For decades, the practice of motor carriers arranging for freight to be transported by independent owner-operators—i.e., independent contractors who drive their own trucks—has been ubiquitous. However, this practice is now under threat in California because of the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in CTA v. BontaRead more about the decision.

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