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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Keeping abreast of the evolving nature of these orders and plans as the spread of the virus continues to evolve is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.

Baker McKenzie recently held FutureWorks, a virtual conversation series featuring leaders from some of the most innovative companies discussing how global employers can embrace the large-scale trends changing the nature of work amid major disruption. Episode 14 addresses renewal strategies for a transformed workforce following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Keeping abreast of the evolving nature of these orders and plans as the spread of the virus continues to evolve is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.

Key developments reflected in this week’s update include extension of state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans for Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and South Carolina. While California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Utah and Washington eased restrictions and/or advanced to the next phase of their reopening plan.

Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s new Labor and Employment video chat series for US employers. The Employer Report, which provides written legal updates and practical insights about the latest labor and employment issues affecting US multinationals, at both the domestic and global level. Latest episodes include:- Best Practices for Tracking Proof of Employee Vaccinations and Key Considerations in High Profile Investigations

Key developments reflected in this week’s update include extension of state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans for Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina. While New Mexico, New York and Virginia eased restrictions and/or advanced to the next phase of their reopening plan. Nevada has handed over responsibility for COVID-19 mitigation and enforcement efforts to local governments, but the state will continue to enforce the mask mandate. Beginning May 11, 2021, Hawaii will allow fully vaccinated passengers will be able to travel inter-island without being subject to quarantine and testing rules.

With COVID-19 vaccinations finally here, organizations looking to protect their workforces and promote business continuity must navigate a fast-evolving framework of national protocols and regulatory regimes. An increasing number of jurisdictions across the globe are publishing guidelines and legislation governing the legal and practical aspects of workplace vaccination programs.

Key developments in COVID-19 reopening this week include extensions of the current reopening plans in Delaware, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wyoming. Additionally, New York has removed many travel quarantine requirements for domestic and international travelers. New Hampshire allowed its state-wide mask mandate to expire, while Colorado issued a limited requirement mandating face masks in some contexts.

Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Keeping abreast of the…

In brief Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s new Labor and Employment video chat series for US employers. Our lawyers will provide quick, practical tips on today’s most pressing issues for US employers navigating the new normal.  The videos complement our blog, The Employer Report, which provides written legal updates and practical insights…