A rise in more flexible Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or “drones”) use as rules are relaxed and expanded could lead to operational and workplace safety changes in the manufacturing industry.
Although Ohio has not yet attained its goal of reducing COVID-19 cases to 50 cases per 100,000 people over a two-week period, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health has rescinded many of the prior orders designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In their place, the director issued a new “Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating.”
On March 31, 2021, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr issued a memorandum stating his office will return to “vigorous enforcement” of employee rights under Section 7 rights of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Joseph Lazzarotti, Jason Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi co-author “Utah Creates Safe Harbor for Companies Facing Data-Breach Litigation,” published by SHRM.
Katharine Weber discusses state and local paid leave requirements and key considerations for employers managing their workforces’ evolving sick leave needs in the wake of COVID-19 in “States and Cities Update COVID-19 Paid-Sick-Leave Laws,” published by SHRM.
Courtney Malveaux discusses the prospective implications of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s long awaited emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 in the workplace in “Where Are OSHA’s COVID Standards?” published by EHS Today.
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued much anticipated cybersecurity guidance for employee retirement plans. This comes more than four and a half years after the ERISA Advisory Council, a 15-member body appointed by the Secretary of Labor to provide guidance on employee benefit plans, shared
The new year brought several important changes to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). One key change that employers should be aware of is the expansion of the scope of individuals who qualify as “family members” under the law.
The CFRA allows eligible employees to take up to twelve weeks
2021 has brought a flurry of activity surrounding marijuana laws, particularly recreational marijuana use. The number of states approving recreational marijuana continues to grow.
On April 12, 2021, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the state’s recreational marijuana bill. The New Mexico recreational marijuana law will take
When one thinks of a “reasonable” temporal scope for a restrictive covenant between employer and employee, usually that period is measured in months or years, not decades. But as a recent North Carolina decision reminds us, context is everything, and a 10-year restriction can be enforceable in the right
In March 2021, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released results from a national survey conducted between February 22-26, 2021 of front-line hospital administrators at 320 hospitals across 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The purpose of
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made the long-awaited announcement that this year’s EEO-1 collection would open April 26, 2021, and close on July 19, 2021.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has amended the High-Risk Employee Proclamation, making it easier for employers to seek medical verification from employees of whether they are high-risk for COVID-19 and what accommodations might allow them to return to work, as well as other changes. Governor Inslee has also issued a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet.
With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out across the country, loosening restrictions on operations, increased demand, and other signs of recovery in the industry, hospitality employers are poised to expand their workforces. This article explores potential legal risks that may arise as hospitality employers that laid off or terminated staff during the pandemic hire staff.