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Smith Anderson (North Carolina): Workforce COVID Vaccination and Testing: The Biden Administration Puts the Burden on Employers

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced several updates to his plan for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. Although media reports have led some to believe that President Biden’s actions have imposed an immediately effective mandate for private sector employers with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to undergo weekly testing, no such requirement exists at this time. MORE.

Boase Cohen & Collins (Hong Kong): Old backdrop to a new political order

“If you build it, they will come.” It’s a quote adapted from the classic 1989 film Field of Dreams in which a corn farmer in Iowa (played by Kevin Costner) risks his livelihood to construct a baseball diamond on his land and the ghosts of past players arrive to take part in a game. MORE.

LNT Partners (Vietnam): New Logistics Regulations During COVID-19

The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused severe damage to economies around the world. In Vietnam, several lockdown measures have been implemented to fight the spread of Covid-19, however they have at the same time tremendously impacted the continuity of supply chain, and consequently logistics activities. MORE.

Boase Cohen & Collins (Hong Kong): Senior Citizens Rocked by Digital Disarray

Hongkongers of a certain vintage fondly recall Below the Lion Rock, a classic TV drama series that first aired in 1972. It depicted the lives of working people living in the public housing estates and cramped villages in the shadow of the eponymous 495m-high mountain which dominates the Kowloon skyline. From this comes the term “Lion Rock spirit”, capturing the core values of Hongkongers – industrious, persevering and optimistic – which have transformed this city from barren rock to global financial powerhouse. MORE.

Boase Cohen & Collins (Hong Kong): A Failure to See the Bigger Picture

The new school year has officially started today. Hundreds of thousands of eager students returning to classes, meeting old friends and making new ones, embracing the joys of learning and benefiting from the myriad educational, social and physical activities that schools offer and which are essential for their growth and development. MORE.

Boase Cohen & Collins (Hong Kong): A Novel Way of Enforcing Quarantine

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” It is one of 20th century literature’s most memorable quotes, penned by George Orwell in his classic 1945 novella Animal Farm. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human owner with the aim of creating a fairer society. But (spoiler alert), they begin squabbling among themselves and the farm ends up even worse than it was before. MORE.

Edwin Coe LLP (England-Wales): Compulsory Vaccination: Section 45E – Jabbing Back!

The Government has recently passed legislation which places obligations on care providers to ensure that their workers have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. There had been much debate about whether such a law would pass, and what caveats it might contain, given the potential for discrimination or unfair dismissal claims which may be asserted by those who would be excluded from working in the sector if they refused or were for some reason unable to be vaccinated. MORE.

Vorys (Ohio/Texas): OSHA Issues Updated Mask Guidance to Align With CDC Recommendations

On August 13, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued updated guidance to align with recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changes to masking and testing recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals (Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)).MORE.

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