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All but one of Mexico’s 32 states have been cleared by the federal government to open for business and social affairs without restrictions under the nation’s COVID-19 traffic light monitoring system—the largest number of states in green-light status since
Continue Reading Mexico’s COVID-19 Traffic Light Monitoring System: News for November 15–28, 2021

On November 18, 2021, Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, approved a renewed amendment to the Infection Protection Act that has important implications for employers and employees. The following day, the Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house of parliament, gave its
Continue Reading Germany’s Bundestag Plans to Implement 3G Rule (Vaccinated, Recovered, or Tested) for Workplaces and Home Offices

In this episode of In the Breakroom, Bill Grob is joined by Phillip Russell and Dee Anna Hays to discuss Florida’s new law prohibiting employers from mandating employee vaccinations. The new measure, which went into effect immediately after Governor Ron
Continue Reading In The Breakroom With Bill, Episode 5: Breaking Down Florida’s Employer Vaccine Mandate Restriction (Podcast)

In this episode of Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, host Phillip Russell is joined by Dee Anna Hays for a first look at the new Florida law that prohibits private employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for employees unless they qualify for one
Continue Reading Dirty Steel Toe Boots, Episode 6: Florida’s New Law Restricting Employer Vaccine Mandates (Podcast)

On November 18, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law measures that immediately prohibit workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private and public employers and begin the process for Florida establishing a state occupational safety and health plan.
Florida employers now
Continue Reading New Florida Laws Restrict Workplace Vaccine Mandates and Begin State OSH Plan Process

On November 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance addressing the automatic extension of employment authorization for H-4, L-2, and E dependent spouses in response to a class action lawsuit.
The new guidance, published in
Continue Reading USCIS Revises Policy Regarding Employment Authorization for H-4, L-2, and E Dependent Spouses