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Nevada - Mandatory Face Masks

On November 22, 2020, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued an Executive Order mandating that face coverings be worn at all times, whether indoors or outdoors, when Nevadans are around others who are not from their household. Face coverings must also be worn at every business, venue, and public or private gathering space. The mandate is effective November 24, 2020 a ...Read More..

Montana - 2021 Minimum Wage

Beginning January 1, 2021, the Montana minimum wage will increase to $8.75 per hour. The minimum wage is determined by taking the current minimum wage of $8.65 and increasing it by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increase from August o ...Read More..

West Virginia - Face Covering Requirement and Mandatory Posting

On November 13, 2020, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed Executive Order No. 77-20 mandating face coverings to be worn at all times in all public indoor places in West Virginia. The order does not apply to children under age nine, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Al ...Read More..

North Dakota - Mandatory Face Coverings and Business Obligations

On November 13, 2020, the North Dakota Department of Health’s State Health Officer signed Order #2020-08 mandating face coverings in: Indoor businesses and indoor public settings; and Outdoor business and public settings when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing. The face ...Read More..

California - COVID-19 Prevention Rules for the Workplace

On November 20, 2020, the California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (board) adopted emergency rules that would be applicable to all employees and workplaces, including remote workers. The rules would require employers to: Imple ...Read More..

Kansas - COVID-19 Face Coverings and Business Obligations

On November 18, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly released Executive Order #20-68 mandating any person in Kansas to wear a face covering essentially at all times in a public area (inside, or in line to enter, any indoor public space and outdoors when social distancing is impossible). The order also mandates that all businesses, open to customers ...Read More..

Pennsylvania - COVID-19 Mandatory Face Coverings and Business Obligations

On November 17, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Health released an updated order requiring social distancing and face coverings to prevent COVID-19 when: Indoors or in an enclosed space, regardless of physical distance; Outdoors and unable to maintain social distancing; W ...Read More..

Federal - Form I-9 Flexibility Extended to December 31 2020

On November 18, 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced another extension to the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) flexibility rule, which was extended to December 31, 2020, because of COVID-19 and the nee ...Read More..

Michigan - COVID-19 Face Mask Order and Business Requirements

On November 15, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Director released an emergency order that businesses, stores, and offices (businesses) must generally prohibit gatherings, including employee gatherings, with the following workpl ...Read More..

Virginia - Mandatory Masks for Essential Retail Businesses

On November 13, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released his Sixth Amended Executive Order 67 and Amended Order of Public Health Emergency Seven (2020) requiring all employees of essential retail businesses to wear a face covering whenever working ...Read More..