OSHA Sets Dec. 5 for Vaccine Mandate Deadline

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

OSHA RELEASES EMERGENCY COVID-19 VACCINATION STANDARD On November 4th, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccinations for large employers. The policy requirements take effect December 5th, and the vaccination requirements must be fully implemented by January 4th. Here’s the skinny:… Read More →

Game Changer: College Student Athletes and Unionization

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

NLRB TO CLASSIFY COLLEGE ATHLETES AS EMPLOYEES On September 29, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a Memorandum (GC 21-08) in which she stated that certain college athletes will be classified as employees, with the right to unionize and engage in other protected, concerted activity. The National Labor Relations Act… Read More →

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 testing… 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 →