Hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, both public and private, have issued policies requiring students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall semester. In the first court case to address a challenge to a university’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the Northern District of Indiana denied a preliminary injunction motion filed by eight students seeking to enjoin Indiana University from enforcing its policy requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for the Fall 2021 semester.
Archives for July 26, 2021
Since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule became effective in 2003, it generally required covered entities to provide patients timely access to their medical records. Of course, state health laws also have provided similar rights to patients regarding their records, some more and some less stringent than HIPAA.
The Chicago City Council amended its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (“PSLO”) to clarify and expand the bases to take paid leave and to create a new action for wage theft. The wage theft provisions in the amended PSLO became effective on July 5, 2021, and the paid sick leave amendments will take effect on August 1, 2021.
Matthew Nieman discusses the hiring, drug testing and workplace safety implications of a new law in Virginia loosening restrictions on marijuana posession in “New marijuana law in Virginia means some employers may change their drug testing policies as an employment condition,” published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Jane Heidingsfelder, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, authored the article “Tips for Continued Compliance with OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidelines” published in the Louisiana Associated General Contractors’ summer magazine.
Before bringing people back to the office, consider what you hope to get out of your face-to-face meetings.
Furniture Distributor Refused to Hire Women for Warehouse Work and Fired Female Applicant’s Son After She Complained About Discrimination, Federal Agency Charged
A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived claims that the City of Cleveland violated federal anti-discrimination law by assigning Black EMS workers to a night shift to avoid having an all-Black team working during the day.
Mark Meadors had enough of his COVID-19 work life.
Dozens of groups said shots should be mandatory in care facilities
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced that all 246,000 state employees and health care workers must get the coronavirus vaccine or face regular testing one to two times per week.
Those who don’t show proof of Covid-19 vaccination must get tested weekly as officials aim to slow rising coronavirus infections among the unvaccinated.
The flexibility to work from home or any location that suits the employee, improved work-life balance through systematic and structural changes, and empathy and psychological safety from the manager are some key changes employees want in their workplace post-Covid-19.