President Biden Announces Vaccine Mandates for Certain Employers

September 10, 2021   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

On September 9, 2021, President Biden unveiled his COVID-19 Action Plan. The following are of particular interest to employers:   FEDERAL CONTRACTORS The Action Plan announced that the President has issued Executive Orders which require all federal workers and many federal contractors to be vaccinated.  There is no alternative for… Read More →



COVID Conundrum: Employer Rights/Employee Morale

August 9, 2021   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Like you, we had hoped that by now COVID-related issues would have waned and we all could move forward with a return to “normal.”  Not so fast, apparently, as COVID variants and tensions between the pro/anti-vaccination contingents have heightened. More employers are taking charge of the COVID narrative at work,… Read More →


President Biden Targets Non-Compete Agreements

July 12, 2021   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden issued a sweeping Executive Order which included in its scope possibly banning non-compete agreements.  The Executive Order overall seeks to promote competitive markets in the U.S.  Although Big Tech is a focus of the President and Congress, the Executive Order could affect every… Read More →


OSHA Finally Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Employers

June 10, 2021   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

As much of the country is emerging out from under COVID precautions, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finally issued its emergency rule for health care employers. The rule is mandatory for employers in the healthcare sector and takes effect immediately although provides grace periods for some requirements…. Read More →



DOL Issues Model Notices for COBRA Subsidies and EEO-1 Deadline Set for July 19, 2021

April 12, 2021   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

The American Rescue Plan Act included a provision for temporary premium assistance for COBRA continuation coverage for Assistance Eligible Individuals (AEIs). An AEI is a COBRA-qualified beneficiary who is eligible for COBRA coverage due to a reduction of hours or involuntary termination (but not gross misconduct*) who is not eligible… Read More →


American Rescue Plan Act Set for Presidential Signature

March 10, 2021   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT SET FOR PRESIDENTIAL SIGNATURE The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as passed by the Senate on March 6, 2021. Passage was by party line vote, with one Democrat representative crossing over to vote no. President Biden… Read More →


LMVT’s Headlines: COVID Guidance from OSHA and Advice on Mandating or Encouraging COVID Vaccination

February 4, 2021   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

OSHA ISSUES COVID-19 GUIDANCE Prompted by an Executive Order from President Biden on his second day in office, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance to employers on protecting employees from the risk of COVID-19 infection in the workplace. The guidance does not create any new legal… Read More →


President Terminates/Replaces NLRB General Counsel; Replaces EEOC Chair and Vice-Chair

January 26, 2021   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

PRESIDENT TERMINATES/REPLACES NLRB GENERAL COUNSEL; REPLACES EEOC CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR President Biden in an unprecedented move terminated NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb on inauguration day, January 20.  Biden also terminated Robb’s deputy, Alice B. Stock.  The General Counsel serves a four-year term; Robb’s was due to expire during August 2021. … Read More →