Laura Mitchell discusses the implications of a recent White House order requiring employees of federal contractors to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo testing prior to entering on-site locations in “U.S. Contractors Grapple With Biden Vaccine Proof or Test Order,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Archives for August 3, 2021
Executive Summary: In September 2020, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden promised organized labor that, if elected, he would be the “strongest labor president you’ve ever had.” It, therefore, comes as no surprise that he has already implemented significant labor-related changes ranging from change in leadership, reversal of former administration guidance, the passage of legislation, and creation of agencies — with many more on the horizon that will likely directly impact the transportation industry.
On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court held in Jessica Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC that Labor Code Section 226.7 requires employers to pay meal and rest period premiums for each workday in which they were not provided a meal or rest period at a rate equivalent to the employee’s regular rate of pay. In sum, the Court held that employers are required to use overtime rules by factoring in all non-discretionary pay earned during the workweek when calculating the employee’s meal and rest period premiums.
On July 29, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it would rescind the Trump-era rule (the “Joint Employer Rule”) pertaining to the determination of joint employers for purposes of assigning liability for wage and hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has recognized the ongoing challenges of long-lasting effects from COVID-19 and the devastating and disproportionate impact on people with disabilities.
As the delta variant (B.1.617.2, which is one of the genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2) fuels a substantial rise in COVID-19 cases in unvaccinated individuals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on masking and a number of other issues on July 27, 2021.
Practical ways that managers can build truly inclusive work environments.
Key events leading to the attorney general’s report in which investigators said New York’s governor sexually harassed multiple women
Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama may get a second chance to vote on whether to form the company’s first unionized warehouse in the United States.
Many see Anthony Fauci, MD, as the face of the American response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A report by investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James has found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including former and current state employees.
Fully copy of the Attorney General’s Report.
The union that tried – and failed – to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, may get a do-over.
Some companies are starting to require that workers get vaccinated against the coronavirus as the spread of the delta variant fuels a surge in cases nationwide.
Dr. Celine Gounder, an epidemiologist who advised the Biden administration, underscored the importance of having a vaccinated workforce.