Virginia has adopted a prevailing wage statute and amended its Wage Theft Law. Contractors risk significant liability and penalties for noncompliance.
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Melanie Paul discusses the implications of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 in the workplace following the Biden Administration’s announcement of a nationwide vaccine mandate in “We expect multiple challenges to vaccine mandate, says legal expert,” published by American Occupational Safety.
On September 24, 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that amends New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Act to require employers with 50 or more employees to provide hiring preferences to employees, following a work-related injury, who have reached maximum medical improvement but are unable to return to the position at which the employee was previously employed.
Becker congratulates Ned Bassen on being named in the upper echelon of employment lawyers based in New York.
Pending ruling could help shape whether states must allow religious objections to Covid-19 vaccinations in hospital settings and beyond
There was something familiar about the recent bombshell revelations about Facebook.
Bank of America Corp. is bumping its minimum hourly wage to $21, taking another step toward a goal of paying $25 by 2025.
You most likely have noticed that there is an unpleasant trend of a lack of civility, politeness, courtesy and respect on social media sites and in the real world.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will convene a second meeting on Thursday of the White House labor task force, a group of cabinet secretaries and top aides that aims to boost union membership in the country, two officials with knowledge of the matter said.
With deadlines for health care workers to take coronavirus vaccinations either passed or quickly approaching, only a fraction of those workers across the United States are risking their jobs by not complying.
Throughout the pandemic, workers flocked to the gig economy looking to make up for lost income or deficiencies in their full-time income and to take advantage of the influx in available jobs.
As the country’s support for marijuana legalization grows, some employers are now looking at the once-taboo subject of weed and work differently. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard reports.
The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”)—the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for, among other things, enforcing compliance with HIPAA— recently released guidance on HIPAA’s application to an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status to combat the misinformation circulating that HIPAA applies to a broader array of
In early August, California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a mandate for health care workers to be vaccinated by September 30, 2021. Local government agencies within California, like the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, passed similar orders that expanded the CDPH mandate to, for example, non-medical
Employers that are considering imposing health plan premium surcharges to encourage their employees to get vaccinated have clearer guidance on how to do so without running afoul of the nondiscrimination rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Both vaccination surcharges and incentives are permitted by