Brian Lewis and Kevin Sibbernsen co-author”Massachusetts Employers Must Provide COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave,” published by SHRM.
Archives for June 13, 2021
Chief Marketing Officer Bob Robertson is spotlighted for bringing more than 20 years of experience in legal marketing to the firm in “Fresh Set of Eyes: These Big Law Firms Have New CMO’s,” published by The American Lawyer.
On January 21, 2021, one day after his inauguration, President Biden signed an executive order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider issuing a broad emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 in the workplace. But because COVID-19 cases have decreased significantly since January, on June 10, 2021, OSHA issued an ETS applicable to healthcare employers only. For other employers, like those in manufacturing, construction, and retail, the agency simply updated its existing voluntary guidance.
On June 9, 2021, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal OSHA) reversed a COVID-19 rule adopted last week, that, had it gone forward, would have permitted employees to forego masks if every other person in a room was fully vaccinated (discussed in our previous Alert).
On June 10, 2021, OSHA published on its website a 40+ page Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) limited to employers in the healthcare sector. President Biden issued an executive order in January ordering the Department of Labor (DOL) to consider issuing an ETS for businesses to follow during the pandemic, and, if DOL deemed one necessary, to issue an ETS by March 15. The delay of almost three months has seen dramatic changes including millions of people vaccinated, states lifting restrictions, and the CDC loosening restrictions for fully vaccinated people.
Companies are sending surveys, offering cash rewards and requiring disclosures to find out how much of their work force is vaccinated.
The pandemic has disproportionately impacted working mothers, senior-level women, and Black women.
The second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S. will pay up to $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company discriminated against Muslim employees at a processing plant in northern Colorado
The administration revised language that said it shared the same “objective” as religious universities accused of discriminating against LGBTQ students.
As offices across the United States prepare to reopen, the risk of contracting the coronavirus has fallen significantly, especially for those who are fully vaccinated, though it has not disappeared entirely.
A federal judge in Texas has dismissed a lawsuit brought by employees of Houston Methodist Hospital who had challenged the hospital’s Covid vaccination requirement.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting year of working from home have negatively impacted the health of 55% of the global workforce, according to new research from Gartner.
I’ve been out of the job market for years, caring for an elderly relative who recently passed.
Many Californians remain baffled over when and where they will be required to wear masks after June 15, especially when it comes to work.