LMVT’s Headlines: COVID and School? Free Speech, EEOC Update and More!
LMVT’s Headlines July 30, 2020 BACK TO SCHOOL (SORT OF?) As local school districts evaluate whether and in what format to open schools this fall, parents and parents’ employers ponder how to juggle childcare demands and work. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) created leave options for employees needed… Read More →
DOL Issues Model Notices for COBRA Subsidies and EEO-1 Deadline Set for July 19, 2021
DOL ISSUES MODEL NOTICES FOR COBRA SUBSIDIES AND EEO-1 DEADLINE SET FOR JULY 19, 2021 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… Read More →
American Rescue Plan Act Set for Presidential Signature
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
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
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 →
President Signs Consolidated Appropriations Act Extending FFCRA Tax Credits
President Trump Signs Consolidated Appropriations Act, Extending Tax Credit to Employers Choosing to Extend FFCRA Leaves Until 3/31/2021 On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act into law. This alert offers our review of the law and responses to the most common questions we’re receiving from… Read More →
EEOC ISSUES GUIDANCE SPECIFIC TO COVID-19 VACCINE
EEOC ISSUES GUIDANCE SPECIFIC TO COVID-19 VACCINE On December 16, 2020, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 Question and Answer page to address employment related questions specific to the COVID-19 vaccine. We have previously written about the EEOC’s guidance on the flu vaccine and how that guidance would be likely to… Read More →
Register Now for LMVT’s 2021 Employment Law and Litigation Forecast
2021 Employment Law and Litigation Forecast We invite you to join us on December 8, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am CST for a complimentary webinar presentation in which we will assess the implications of the national election results and other issues which will affect employers in 2021. The… Read More →
LMVT Headlines: Webinar on Post-Election Review and Impact on Employers; Managing Expiring Leaves and More!
LMVT’s Headlines November 4, 2020 NEW CONGRESS, NEW COURT, NEW PRESIDENT(?), NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS Join us on December 8, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am CST for a webinar presentation in which we will assess the implications of yesterday’s national election results (which are still up in the air… Read More →
DOL Revises FFCRA Leave Rule: Few Answers, More Questions…
DOL ISSUES REVISED FFCRA LEAVE RULE In early August, a federal judge in New York struck down several significant aspects of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) temporary rules under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. On Friday, the DOL issued revised rules to address the concerns raised by the court. The… Read More →
LMVT’S Headlines: Politics in the Workplace, Timekeeping for Telework, Employer Liable for COVID Transmission?
LMVT’s Headlines August 27, 2020 POLITICS IN THE WORKPLACE: PRODUCTIVITY OR POLARIZATION? In what appears to be our never-ending political season, employers should prepare for employee discussions during worktime related to political matters. It really is hard to get away from it as virtually every news item features something that… Read More →