On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued his “COVID-19 Action Plan” that orders OSHA to establish a rule to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for all employers with 100 or more employees. The plan also includes an Executive Order with similar requirements for certain federal contractors. While many
On August 27, 2021, with Hurricane Ida’s impact on South Louisiana imminent, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency. The Declaration provided guidance on a number of expected impacts of the storm, including “upset” of Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits by wastewater treatment
Alex Glaser, a partner in the Tax Practice Group, and Curt Hearn, a partner in and co-leader of the Corporate Practice Group, authored the Construction Executive article “Is the Employee Retention Tax Credit a Windfall or a Nonstarter?” Alex and Curt explain how construction companies can utilize the ERTC to earn refundable tax credit for wages paid to employees during periods of shutdowns or significant declines in revenue; what criteria companies must meet to qualify for the credit; and special considerations for construction employers.
On Friday, August 13, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its guidance for general industry in order to help protect workers from COVID-19.
Jones Walker LLP is pleased to announce that 136 attorneys across the firm’s offices are listed in the annual peer-review attorney rankings in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2022.
Richard Cortizas, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was mentioned in the The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate for his appointment as the first Chief Diversity Officer of the firm. The “New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business” column includes an overview of Richard’s new role and a summary of his career leading to this appointment.
Starting this month, Louisiana employers with 25 or more employees are required to accommodate pregnant employees and applicants in ways not required under federal law or previous state law.
Jane Heidingsfelder, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was quoted by HR Daily Advisor article “OSHA Mulling Heat Safety Rule as Summer Temps Climb“.
Southeast Employment Law Letter, Vol. 2, No. 8
Released on July 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on return to work. This version has been revised to address an inconsistency for critical infrastructure employees who have been exposed to COVID-19 (the CDC has not updated that guidance since December). To make
Richard Cortizas, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was mentioned in the Bloomberg Law column, “Wake Up Call: Elite U.S. Firms Ride ‘Frenzy’ of Dealmaking,” on his recent appointment as the first Chief Diversity Officer of Jones Walker.
We are pleased that Jones Walker was included in BTI Consulting Group’s Most Recommended Law Firms 2021, a comprehensive report compiled based on BTI’s annual survey of more than 350 general counsel at large organizations across 15 industry segments.
On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for the employment setting for a fully vaccinated individual who is asymptomatic but was in close contact with someone with COVID-19. While isolation is still not recommended, the CDC now recommends that the individual get
Jane Heidingsfelder, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Jacob Pritt, an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, published the article, “EEOC Allows Covid-19 Vaccination Incentives: What to Know,” in Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report.
Jane Heidingsfelder, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, authored the article “Tips for Continued Compliance with OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidelines” published in the Louisiana Associated General Contractors’ summer magazine.