Eric Magnus and Noel Tripp co-author “It’s Been a Busy Month for Bristol-Myers,” published by Wolters-Kluwer Employment Law Daily.
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Courtney Malveaux discusses the implications of Virginia relaxing workplace safety obligations for employers as workers continue to get vaccinated for COVID-19, including loosening requirements for infectious disease preparedness and response plans, in “Virginia moves toward changing its rules on workplace COVID-19 safety,” published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Robert Rachal and Howard Shapiro co-author “ERISA Fee Litigation: Developing Best Practices to Limit Exposures,” published by Bloomberg Law.
On August 31, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tipped its hand that it will let the federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) expire in December 2021.
Georgia employers may be experiencing some whiplash from the latest updates to the state’s unemployment and partial unemployment rules and regulations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 600 new laws went into effect on September 1, 2021 in Texas. Importantly, three (Senate Bill No. 45, Senate Bill No. 282, the House Bill No. 21) drastically modified the well-established, employer-friendly framework governing sexual harassment claims brought in the Lone Star state. In particular, these changes include: (1) greater protection to individuals working for small employers not otherwise covered by anti-discrimination laws; (2) individual liability for sexual harassment; (3) expanded periods in which employees are allowed to file complaints with applicable federal and state enforcement agencies; and (4) a prohibition on using tax-payer funds to resolve sexual harassment claims against elected officials.
As discussed in previous HRW Client Alerts on March 16, 2021 and April 12, 2021, a provision of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) requires employers to pay COBRA premiums for “Assistance Eligible Individuals” (employees who lost group health coverage due to reduced hours or involuntary termination).
They call themselves the “vexcluded” — workers who don’t want to get vaccinated and are irritated with being ostracized.
Metrics around distractions, burnout, and meeting overload can help organizations make continuous engagement and productivity improvements.
Walmart Inc’s move on Thursday to give 565,000 of its U.S. store workers raises of at least $1 puts the spotlight on the industry’s tight, competitive labor market as the all-important holiday shopping season is set to kick off.
Employees who fear a Zoom gaffe could get them fired may have some reason to be wary, a new survey suggests. Almost 1 in 4 bosses at U.S. companies have fired a staffer for a video or audio conference blunder, according to a survey of 200 managers by Wakefield Research.
Companies are required to report workplace diversity information to the government, and most of the S&P 100 are now voluntarily making it public
Time lost traveling to and from the office once seemed unavoidable. But some workers say telework has made them see how unnecessary the commute has become.
In today’s job market, tuition assistance is one of the incentives companies are using to attract and keep workers.
Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Walmart says it will give raises to more than 565,000 store workers