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Sep 08, 2021
By Robert Rosborough
Ten years ago, would you have guessed that public health law would be a hot topic now? (Or election law, for that matter?) As much as the Affordable Care Act has withstood repeated assaults since its passage, the realm of public health law had remained something of an obscure redoubt. No longer. Since the start of the pandemic, the Marin Lawyer has covered some of the attendant legal issues and we continue to do so with this issue that brings you updates on health regulation.
Sep 07, 2021
By J. Timothy Nardell
In this video message MCBA President J. Timothy Nardell sits down with Laura McMahon, the Pro Bono Manager of Legal Aid of Marin.
Sep 06, 2021
By Cari Cohorn
More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus continues to present challenging legal issues to employers struggling to balance the competing goals of resuming full business operations versus protecting the health and safety of employees, clients, and vendors. This article presents a broad overview of the current legal status of employer efforts to require or encourage vaccinations.
Sep 06, 2021
By Diane Marie O'Malley and Sandra L. Rappaport
The Vaccine Mandate Landscape The landscape is evolving almost every day on the subject of mandatory vaccinations despite the fact that government mandates of vaccines are not new. In Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905), the United States Supreme Court upheld the authority of states to enforce compulsory vaccination laws. On May 28, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 guidance, permitting employers (including federal and state governments) to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates, subject to certain exemptions. A disability or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination are they only exemptions to any vaccine requirements that employers must consider.
Sep 06, 2021
By Cynthia Moreno of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association
Last September, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1159, which codified the COVID-19 presumption created through an Executive Order (N-62-20) that stated an employee’s COVID-19 illness is an occupational injury and therefore eligible for worker’s compensation benefits if certain criteria are met.