Amidst increasing positive COVID-19 cases in Puerto Rico, Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi has issued an executive order requiring those working in healthcare and education settings to get vaccinated and boosted. Covered individuals must get a COVID-19 booster shot on or before January 15, 2022.
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On December 17, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit refused to stay a nationwide injunction blocking the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate from going into effect, pending appeal.
While the Supreme Court declined to stay the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Agency’s vaccine mandate for employers with 100+ employees or to change the status of the rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services mandating vaccine in many healthcare facilities, it consolidated all of the appeals relating to each agency and ordered an expedited argument for each set of rules on January 7, 2022. Each appeal will receive an hour of oral argument. If your business will be impacted by the Supreme Court’s decision, discuss your plans with your favorite CDF Labor Law attorney.
A lawsuit claims executives knew of misconduct at the key revenue generator ‘Good Morning America’ but didn’t follow up and discouraged an official report
Boston lost two big-money lawsuits in the span of a remarkable few days as two different juries ruled that the school district had retaliated against Black men complaining of discrimination, leading those involved in the cases to say the district needs to get its act together.
A sweeping settlement between Amazon.com Inc. and the federal labor board could give unions their best chance yet to establish a beachhead in efforts to organize workers at the nation’s largest e-commerce company.
Even during the best times, men and women with disabilities experience challenges finding and keeping jobs.
Smart technologies aren’t just changing our homes; they’re edging their way into their numerous industries and are disrupting the workplace.
A first-in-the-nation law to regulate quotas in warehouses. A ban on nondisclosure agreements in workplace harassment and discrimination lawsuits. An easier pathway to becoming barbers and hairstylists.
During the pandemic, worker deaths decreased by 10.7% in 2020 compared to 2019, with 4,764 fatal workplace injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its annual report on workplace fatalities for 2020.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, is praising New York officials for lowering the number of days health care workers must remain in quarantine after having COVID-19.
You’ve probably finished setting your business goals for 2022, but what about your personal goals?
Sometimes business leaders skip those–so many things to worry about with revenue targets, product development, and hiring goals. But, don’t put all your focus on your employees and your business. Focus on
Michael Lotito weighs in on whether cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) will be more prevalent in future negotiations between employers and unions because of inflation.
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Over the summer as California saw a rise in COVID-19 cases, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued orders mandating vaccinations of health care workers and workers in adult care facilities and direct care workers.
With cases again on the rise, the state has issued two, updated mandates that
On December 21, 2021, Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued Public Health Order 2021-2, a vaccine mandate for certain public accommodations that is meant to help curb the spread of COVID-19 as the Omicron variant continues to surge.