On April 28, 2021, Gov. Henry McMaster signed South Carolina’s COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act into law. The state’s employers will now have a defense that they are immune from liability if an employee claims s/he contracted COVID-19 at work.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 30, 2021) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Thomas S. Grow as special counsel in its Memphis office. Grow joins from FedEx Express Corporation, where he served as a managing director of labor and employment law.
In an effort to prevent the occupational exposure to an airborne infectious disease, the New York legislature has passed the aptly named New York Health and Essential Rights Act, or NY HERO Act, which amends the New York Labor Law (NYLL) by adding two new sections.1 This bill has been
Because the plaintiff failed to allege any facts supporting his claim that his former employer acted willfully in failing to pay him overtime, he was not entitled to the FLSA’s extended, three-year statute of limitations. Therefore, as his claim was filed well after the standard two-year limitations period for such
Dear Littler: We’re a small company based in Austin, Texas – but we’re growing. We made it through the pandemic, and we’re all looking forward to getting back to work. We recently announced that employees can return to the Austin office voluntarily, starting in August. When HR sent around
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced DHS to delay full enforcement of the REAL ID law from October 1, 2021, to May 3, 2023, the agency has announced.
The REAL ID law requires every air traveler 18 years or older to show genuine REAL ID-compliant identification documents at airport security checkpoints
Despite the Governor’s recent announcement for a tentative reopening of the state by June, California’s legislature has been busy passing COVID-19-related laws. At the end of March, the Governor signed Senate Bill 95, which resurrected and expanded supplemental paid sick leave. And more recently, the Governor signed Senate Bill 93,
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