Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Benjamin D. Sharkey has been elevated to office managing principal in Jacksonville. Ben succeeds Richard Margulies, who is choosing to step down to focus on his clients and practice.
Archives for May 24, 2021
Courtney Malveaux discusses the implications of Virginia’s permanent standard for COVID-19 in the workplace as it pertains to evolving CDC guidance and OSHA requirements in “Labor Law: Virginia employers need to comply with workplace safety rules which conflict with the CDC and governor’s order,” published by the Richmond-Times Dispatch.
Richard Greenberg discusses employers choosing to revise or reinstate attendance policies following the COVID-19 pandemic in “Should Employers Enforce Perfect Attendance as Pandemic Subsides?” published by SHRM.
Sarah Skubas discusses compliance challenges facing employers navigating patchwork of various local, state and federal laws regulating COVID-19 related issues in the workplace in “Should Employers Enforce Perfect Attendance as Pandemic Subsides?” published by SHRM.
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.
Paul Kelly is spotlighted for his work at the National Hockey League Players’ Association and lifelong personal appreciation for the sport in “1-On-1 With Paul Kelly,” published by The Hockey News.
Kathleen Lucchesi co-authors “Time for Digital Justice Access Commission, a Digital Agenda for the NC Courts Commission,” (page 8-9) published by the North Carolina State Bar Journal.
Jenifer Bologna discusses the practical workplace implications of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifting mask requirements for vaccinated persons in certain settings in “Masks at the Office? U.S. Employers Take on Role of Covid Czars,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Washington has adopted new laws that presume workers’ compensation coverage for “frontline employees,” creating reporting requirements, and provide additional protections for “high risk” workers designed to better prepare the state for the next pandemic. The new laws take effect immediately.
Manufacturers face increasing difficulty in finding employees with the skills they need, where they need them to be. The skills gap has become a bigger issue as more manufacturers are looking to build where they sell, and policymakers are focused on the COVID-19-pandemic economic recovery and job creation.
Firm Ranks Nationally in Four Practice Areas and Regionally in 14 Practice Areas
On March 30, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Overtime Wage Act (VOWA), creating new wage and hour requirements for Virginia employers. Set to take effect July 1, 2021, the VOWA also includes numerous employee protections. The VOWA amends the Virginia Code to authorize collective actions and allows for a lengthier statute of limitations period and increased damages provisions.
Last week, on May 20, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board met to review and vote on proposed revisions to the COVID-19 emergency regulations. However, that vote was delayed due to a letter request by Cal/OSHA – the agency that published the original emergency regulations and the proposed revisions. The delay was implemented in order to respond to updated CDC guidance which would “allow fully vaccinated persons to go without masks in some settings.”
How to reframe social anxiety and succeed at work amid the great reopening.
Rehabilitation Facility Fired Employee Because of Her Need for Additional Leave to Recover from Caesarean Section, Federal Agency Charged