Employers are facing uncertainty as to the expiration of the COVID-19 relief the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued in a joint guidance on May 4, 2020.
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A growing trend among employers that are turning to new and updated methods of fostering employee collegiality and team bonding involves e-sports leagues. Similar to the traditional company softball team, e-sports leagues provide a modern method for employees to form teams that compete at video games against squads of workers
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) named University of Michigan Associate Professor Kevin Fu Acting Director of Medical Device Security in its Center for Devices and Radiological Health. This is a newly created 12-month post in which Fu will “work to bridge the gap between medicine and computer science
Economists and industry leaders have identified a continuing shortage of skilled labor in all areas in manufacturing for decades, a situation made worse by the aging and retirement of skilled workers of the Baby Boomer generation.
As COVID-19 vaccines become increasingly available to the public, employers may consider requiring that their employees be vaccinated. We have addressed related considerations for mandating vaccines in recent updates: Can, and Should, Employers Require that Employees be Vaccinated for Covid-19? and EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding Mandatory Vaccinations. The concept of mandatory vaccinations raises many questions, including responding to potential employee objections and whether employers must compensate employees for time spent getting the shots.
Manufacturing employers probably will continue to see an increase in COVID-19-related litigation affecting the industry. Keeping up with recent trends in COVID-19-related litigation can help manufacturers ensure compliance with the common bases of alleged violations.
On February 10, 2021, the City Council of Coachella, California, passed the “Premium Pay for Agricultural, Grocery, Restaurant, and Retail Pharmacy Workers Ordinance.” Coachella is located in Riverside County, California. Other cities in the state that have enacted similar measures in 2021 include Montebello, in Los Angeles County, and Oakland,
Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson of Littler’s Orlando office discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting Florida workforces. In this second podcast, Kimberly and Nancy discuss vaccines – the availability in Florida, how Florida has distributed its vaccines and the issues employers need to start confronting with respect to
Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson of Littler’s Orlando office are joined by Miami shareholder Finn Pressly to continue the discussion on COVID-19 vaccines and to focus on the use of incentive plans as a tool to encourage employees to vaccinate. This conversation should help employers navigate the landscape to
More frequently than ever, employers must investigate workplace issues. In this interactive webinar, attendees will learn from our experienced attorney investigators the keys to conducting effective investigations, including:
Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson of Littler’s Orlando office continue the discussion on COVID-19 vaccines, focusing this time on unionized workforces and answering a listener’s question regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in residential school settings. This conversation will help employers navigate the COVID-19 landscape to continue moving forward with each new
Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson of Littler’s Orlando office continue the discussion on COVID-19 vaccines. This episode covers employer concerns about employees voicing their vaccine opinions in the workplace and how to handle an anti-vaxxer movement. This conversation will help employers navigate the COVID-19 landscape to continue moving forward
COVID-19 vaccinations are front of mind for restaurant employers looking to return to “normal” in what has been a hard year for the industry.
The United States-Canada border is not only the world’s longest international border, but it includes some of the busiest commercial crossings in North America. New travel restrictions have been implemented as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Non-Essential Travel Ban
The land border has been closed to “non-essential” travel since March 2020