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California finally has rules for the return to offices as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved the guidance Thursday, and Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order almost immediately after the decision to allow the revisions to take effect without the typical 10-day waiting period and review by the state Office of Administrative Law. Here ...

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President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill that makes Juneteenth a federal holiday, meaning most federal employees get a paid day off Friday. So will employees in Cook County and Illinois government offices. But the U.S. Postal Service will deliver mail Friday and Saturday; it said it was not possible to cease operations on short notice. But what if you don’t work for the government? What ...

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In April, San Francisco-based primary care company One Medical revealed an eye-popping compensation package for its chief executive and chairman, Amir Dan Rubin. His $199 million payday, particularly noteworthy at a company that has yet to turn a profit, made Rubin the second-highest-paid CEO in the United States last year — but only on paper. About $197.5 million of his pay is in stock ...

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CHICAGO, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Built In, a technology recruitment platform that elevates the tech industry and its people, today released a new report that reveals companies' and employees' perspectives on returning to the office. 

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Private employers in Florida have been required to use E-Verify, a federal system for checking the legal status of a potential hire, since the start of the year. But there have been no complaints made to the state agency in charge of enforcing the law in the five and a half months it’s been in effect. A Department of Economic Opportunity spokeswoman told the Orlando ...

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LOS ANGELES – A California safety board will vote on a proposal Thursday that would allow most fully vaccinated workers in many workplaces to stop wearing masks and end physical distancing requirements for all workers. The proposal would also end the requirement to install the cleanable solid partitions designed to reduce viral transmission through the air — like the clear plastic barriers ...

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SAN LUIS VALLEY, Colo. — A woman with pregnancy complications needed permission from her boss to visit a doctor. Community health volunteers were turned away from delivering food and COVID-19 information to worker housing. A farmworker had a serious allergic reaction but was afraid to seek treatment. To Nicole Civita, policy director with Colorado advocacy group Project Protect Food Systems ...

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Yes, your boss can make you get a COVID-19 vaccine. Is it likely? No. But as companies continue to refine their policies as coronavirus cases continue to ease and workers head back to the office, they will have to address a host of sticky questions about mask wearing, social distancing and vaccination status. Will workers be required to prove they're vaccinated? Will employers put a sticker on ...