The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled expedited arguments on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s decision to lift the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)
Archives for December 23, 2021
The New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act has been expanded to require private employers provide parents with four hours of paid COVID-19 child vaccination time for each vaccine injection for each child, whether to use for the vaccination time itself or side effects.
As workplaces are reimagined, employers and operators of coworking spaces need to consider how to operate safely in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Justices will hold special sitting on Jan. 7 concerning rules for private employers, healthcare workers
Take time to prepare, even if your check-ins are informal.
The agreement’s national scope and its concessions to organizing go further than any previous settlement that the e-commerce giant has made.
The CDC currently recommends isolation for 10 days after a positive Covid test.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that today’s workplace bears little resemblance to the workplace of only a few years ago.
Restaurants, stores, schools and offices have been closing this past week, as coronavirus outbreaks seeded by the omicron variant pick up speed in many areas across the country, forcing difficult decisions about paychecks and health risks for workers at the height of the holiday season.
Eighteen North Carolina state workers been fired over their refusal to comply with an executive order Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper issued this summer compelling employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine or be tested weekly, as of Dec. 17.
Amazon has faced increased unionization efforts from warehouse workers in recent years
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has reimposed mask mandates in public indoor settings.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) hosted a virtual workshop on December 6-7, 2021, bringing together agency representatives, lawyers, economists, academics, and other experts to discuss issues affecting competition in the labor market (“Workshop”).
We attended the Workshop virtually and co-signed a response letter (drafted
At their final meeting of the year, on December 20, 2021, city councilors in Portland, Maine left the city’s existing COVID-19 emergency order in place, thereby triggering implementation of a significant hazard pay requirement. As a result, covered employers in Portland must pay hourly employees at least $19.50 per hour starting January 1, 2022.
On December 17, 2021, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled that an employee discharged for submitting a written rebuttal to his employer in response to the placement of negative information in his personnel file can state a claim against the employer for wrongful termination in violation of public policy.