In the wake of the Biden administration’s announcements last week, including the release of its COVID-19 Action Plan, employers are scrambling to determine what federally-mandated COVID-19 vaccines and/or weekly COVID-19 testing could mean for their workplace.
Nexsen Pruet employment attorney Mark Bakker shared the legal implications for employers under President Biden’s developing vaccine mandate with Fox Carolina News.
On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden issued a six-part plan to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic “while also keeping schools open and safe, and protecting [the] economy from lockdowns and damage.”
On July 29, 2021, the IRS updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the paid sick and family leave tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
Employers remain entangled with COVID-19 and vaccinations, including internal and external protests. COVID-19 cases continue climbing, fueled by the Delta variant.
Over the past year and a half, employers have become all too familiar with various public health agencies and their regulations, recommendations, and preventative measures.
Seventy-two Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America® list, while ten have been highlighted as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective categories.
North Carolina employers must comply with new wage notification requirements due to amendments to the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-25.1 et seq.), which went into effect last month.
The South Carolina Supreme Court significantly modified the “statutory employee doctrine” framework last week, making it easier for employees of contractors and subcontractors to sue worksite employers for work-related injuries and accidents.
On August 13, 2021, OSHA updated its COVID-19 guidance applicable to employers not covered by its recent healthcare emergency temporary standard (ETS).
On August 15, 2021, South Carolina’s new “Open Carry With Training Act” took effect. Under the new “Open Carry” law, individuals who possess a South Carolina concealable weapon permit (“CWP”) can carry a concealable weapon openly on the individual’s person or in a manner that is concealed, i.e., hidden from public view in normal wear of clothing.
On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) that would make big investments in roads, bridges, ports, airports, electric grids, water systems and broadband.
The week of July 26, 2021 heralded multiple developments relating to COVID-19 that would be significant if measured independently, but escalate to a monumental impact because of their synchronicity.