Portland Rethinks, Repeals Hazard Pay

Just days after it took effect, the Portland City Council effectively voted to end the new hazard pay ordinance that pushed minimum wages to $19.50 an hour! By a vote of 8-1 on January 3, the council ended the state of emergency that the city had declared back on March 16, 2020 and in exchange,…

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New York City Vaccine Mandate

Despite the courts enjoining the federal government from imposing a vaccine mandate on the employees of private businesses, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has no intention of letting the legal process play out in the courts before he vacates the mayor’s office in a number of weeks. The lame-duck de Blasio, whose term…

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LA Begins Restaurant Vaccine Passport

Los Angeles began enforcing its vaccine passport requirement on restaurants and a host of other businesses on Monday of this week. Arguably, the strictest vaccine mandate in the nation, Los Angeles now requires restaurants, gyms, theaters, hair salons and other businesses to see proof that patrons have been vaccinated before they are to be allowed…

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New York City Enforces Vaccine Passports

Earlier this week, the New York City requirement that diners must show at least proof of at least one shot of the COVID vaccine began being enforced. Notwithstanding that a lawsuit filed by a number of Big Apple restaurants last month is still pending in the courts, the city began enforcement of the Mayor’s proof…

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New York City, Frisco Require Vaccine for Indoor Dining

The Big Apple and San Francisco are leading the charge to require vaccine “passports” in order to dine indoor at restaurants within the two cities. The New York dictate actually became effective this past Monday, August 16 however, formal enforcement is not set to begin until September 13. In response to the Executive Order by…

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