Jennifer Shaw appeared on “The Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal” to discuss vaccines and the workplace. What are the rules and best practices? You can listen to the interview here.
Archives for December 19, 2021
On December 16, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standard Board voted to readopt and update the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). The new ETS will take effect on January 14, 2022, and end 90 days later (although Governor Newsom’s executive order from December 16, 2021, allows an additional extension through December 31, 2022).
As you know, the CDPH issued new mask guidance earlier this week. The order, which was effective on December 15, 2021, requires masks indoors at public transit facilities such as airports, healthcare settings, adult and senior care facilities, schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers, movie theaters, retail stores, restaurants, family entertainment centers and government offices that serve the public.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccinate-or-test mandate for employers with 100 or more employees.
On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed the scope of the Louisiana District Court’s ruling, which originally enjoined CMS’s vaccine mandate for health care workers in all 50 states.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires enforcement of a bilateral arbitration agreement mandating that claims be brought on an individual basis and that employees may not bring representative claims, including claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, Docket No. 20-1573.
Starting December 27, 2021, workers who are onsite in New York City or interact with the public during the course of business are required to show their employer proof of having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Emergency Executive Order 317. Workers will have 45 days to show proof of a second dose.
14 Jones Walker attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers List, with 12 recognized as Super Lawyers and 2 recognized as Rising Stars.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm recently added seven associates to offices throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Miami, Nashville, Spartanburg, and St. Louis, and Tampa.
The Fifth Circuit has found that the nationwide injunction of the CMS vaccine mandate issued by the Western District of Louisiana should be narrowed to apply only to the 14 states involved in the Louisiana lawsuit. This comes on the heels of the Eleventh Circuit refusing to stay the CMS mandate in Florida pending appeal. In light of this news out of the Fifth Circuit, a district court in Texas acted quickly to grant the preliminary injunction pending before it when the nationwide injunction was issued and enjoined the CMS vaccine mandate in Texas.
Give people a reason—not a regulation—to come in to the office.
The first thing to consider is, you don’t have to do it. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.
Citrix’s VP of People outlines four strategies leaders can use to rethink the workplace.
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said a paid suspension pending an investigation cannot form the basis of a workplace discrimination claim under federal law, tossing out a former U.S. congressman’s race bias lawsuit against a nonprofit law firm he had headed.
A Biden administration rule that requires workers at companies with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated against Covid or undergo weekly testing is back on.