AlaskaNative CorporationsOn June 25, 2021, the US Supreme Court ruled that Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) are eligible to receive CARES ACT funds that were directed to Native American Tribes only. ArkansasFirearmsEffective July 30, 2021, the State will repeal its laws regarding the transport and storage of a firearm. Moving...

 ArkansasSeller ExemptionEffective July 30, 2021, Direct Sellers (individuals engaged in a trade or business that sells consumer products in the home, delivers newspapers) are exempt from wage and hour laws, workers compensation law and unemployment insurance. AR S.B. 547 CaliforniaSafety PrecautionsOn June 8, 2021, the State...

 ArkansasCity of FayettevilleOn June 1, 2021, the City Council voted to allow individuals to go without a mask when indoors. CaliforniaBusiness OperationsOn June 3, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom extended relief measures that permit restaurants and bars to continue to benefit from their investments to expand outdoor operations in...

 AlabamaVaccine PassportOn May 24, 2021, Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation AL S.B. 267 preventing the use of “Vaccine Passports.” In addition, state agencies, universities, and businesses are prohibited from requiring individuals to have received a vaccination in order to access facilities or services. AlaskaCity of AnchorageOn...

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed three bills that provide or enhance existing federal leave laws. These include the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and the American Rescue Plan Act of...