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CA Governor Expected to Sign Order Eliminating Workplace Mask Mandate for Vaccinated Personnel

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California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal-OSHA) has released proposed revisions to its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The revisions, key aspects of which are summarized in this alert,...more

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Federal Court Upholds Employer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

On June 12, 2021, a federal District Court in Texas in Bridges, et al v. Houston Methodist Hospital et al, Docket No. 4:21-cv-01774 (S.D. Tex. Jun 01, 2021) dismissed a case challenging a hospital’s mandatory COVID-19...more

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Exercise Caution With COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives to Avoid Running Afoul of Gambling Laws

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Since the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its updated COVID-19 guidance on May 28, 2021 greenlighting vaccine incentives, many employers seized the opportunity to offer incentives to employees to...more

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Mandatory Vaccination Policies Remain Hot Issue for Healthcare

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On June 12, 2021, a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas dismissed a case filed by 116 hospital employees who challenged Houston Methodist Hospital’s (the “Hospital”) mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Jennifer...more

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Changes to the funding landscape: new funding requirements for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes

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Continuing our recent theme of highlighting changes for pensions introduced under the Pension Schemes Act 2021 (PSA), here we discuss changes the PSA makes to the DB scheme funding regime. We also pick up on important aspects...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

UK Covid 19: Government announces delay to final step on roadmap, emphasising the need for employers to be ready for change

On Monday 14 June 2021, the government announced that stage 4 of the lockdown roadmap will be delayed for a period of up to 4 weeks. As part of this, the government guidance that workers should work from home if possible will...more

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Ontario Court Protects Right of Employers to Put Employees on COVID-19 Leave Without Triggering Dismissal

In order to address the economic impact of COVID-19 on Ontario’s businesses, in June 2020 the Ontario government created a special leave called “infectious disease emergency leave” (IDEL) through Ontario Regulation 228/20 (O....more

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Airline Alert: FAA Publishes Final Rule to Transition to Electronic Pilot Records Database

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Executive Summary: The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has published a final rule to transition from the Pilot Records Improvement Act (“PRIA”) to the electronic Pilot Records Database. The rule is effective August 9,...more

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HERO Act Amendments Signed Into Law – A Minor Reprieve for New York Employers

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As we previously reported here, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”) into law on May 5, 2021. The HERO Act adds two new sections to the New York Labor Law...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Texas Federal Court Decision Signals Willingness of Courts to Uphold Mandatory Employee Vaccination Policies

On June 12, U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas upheld a policy established by Houston Methodist Hospital that requires employees to be vaccinated against...more

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OSHA (Finally) Issues COVID-19 ETS Applicable to Healthcare Industry Along with Updated Guidance for All Workplaces

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At long last, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), after the Office of Management and Budget concluded stakeholder meetings on Wednesday, June 9. ...more

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New Connecticut Law Expands Lactation Accommodation Requirements

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Earlier this month, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed House Bill No. 5158, “An Act Concerning Breastfeeding in the Workplace.”  Effective October 1, 2021, this legislation will expand the scope of an employer’s...more

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Will Cal-OSHA’s Third Attempted Revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standards Be A Charm or a Strike-Out?

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On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Cal-OSHA’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board held a special meeting to discuss new guidance from the California Department of Public Health as specifically related to face coverings in...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

New York Approves Amendments to HERO Act

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation making amendments to certain provisions of the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (HERO Act). As detailed in our prior advisories, the HERO Act, which...more

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Texas Prohibits Businesses and Employers from Requiring Customers to Show Vaccine Passports

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On June 7, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 968 which prohibits a business from requiring a customer to provide any documentation certifying the customer's COVID-19 vaccination. "Texas is open 100...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Employee COVID Vaccination Status: You Asked. They Answered. Now What?

As employers make plans to modify pandemic-related work-from-home arrangements and require employees to come into the workplace, many have wrestled with “the vaccination status question.” Should employers ask employees...more

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

Adverse Employment Action is Not Required To Establish a Failure To Accommodate Claim Under the NJLAD and Subsequent Bodily Injury...

Following our prior client alert published while this matter was before Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court has now weighed-in, in Richter v. Oakland Board of Education. On June 8, 2021, the Court formally held...more

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3 Questions Manufacturing Employers Must Answer to Thrive in a Renewable Energy World

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The recent White House announcement calling for a monumental increase in the use of renewable energy over the next decade will have plenty of direct and obvious implications for manufacturing employers – but it’s the indirect...more

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Court Upholds Employer’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

In what is believed to be the first court decision on the issue of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, the U.S. District Court for Southern Texas upheld a hospital’s policy requiring that all of its employees must be vaccinated...more

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Colorado Supreme Court Says Employers Can’t Maintain “Use-it-or-Lose-it” Vacation Pay Policies

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The Colorado Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on vacation pay yesterday, ruling that an employer must pay an employee’s earned but unused vacation pay upon separation from employment – and any agreement or...more

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Vaccination FAQs for European Employers

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The Situation: With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns underway throughout Europe, employers are eager for a return to pre-pandemic activities. However, given the pace of the vaccine roll-out and ongoing workplace restrictions...more

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Illinois legislature makes substantial limiting changes to state law on non-compete and non-solicitation agreements

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On May 31, 2021, the Illinois legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 672, which, if signed by Governor Pritzker, would significantly reform the Illinois landscape governing non-competition and non-solicitation agreements....more

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It’s not your job to understand

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As someone in the non-fungible token world (3 Guys NFT), I don’t understand why people will spend thousands and thousands of dollars on virtual trading cards or digital moments instead of something in physical form. But I’m a...more

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Mandatory Vaccination Policy Lawsuit Update: Nurses Take a Shot Against Hospital, But Judge Jabs Back

Many workplace leaders have been wondering, “Can we require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment?” According to a recent Ogletree Deakins benchmarking survey, most employers are not ready to...more

Fisher Phillips

Third Time’s the Charm?... And We Mean it This Time - California Moves Closer To Final Amendments To Covid-19 Workplace Safety...

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Employers monitoring proposed changes to Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) in recent weeks likely have whiplash from trying to keep up with the back-and-forth slew of developments. However, it appears we are close...more

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