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Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

A Few Grains Of Salt About That COVID Vaccine Decision From Texas

Don't rely on it too much -- yet. We recently got our first federal court decision addressing whether an employer had the right to require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The court's answer was yes... ...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Houston Methodist Hospital Loses 153 Employees Over Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

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Approximately ten days after the first federal court decision in the country about mandatory-COVID-19 vaccinations by an employer, Bridges v. Houston Methodist Hospital (the “Hospital”), 153 of the Hospital’s employees were...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Texas Court Upholds Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Since vaccines have become readily available, employers have been grappling with whether they should mandate vaccines for employees. Most companies have chosen to “strongly encourage” employees instead of mandating, and many...more

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Texas Court Affirms Employers’ Freedom to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees

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COVID-19 has presented no shortage of legal questions for employers, from shutdowns and layoffs to when and how to reopen. And with COVID-19 vaccines now broadly available in the United States, some companies (especially...more

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Texas Federal Court Rules in Employer's Favor on Groundbreaking Mandatory Vaccine Lawsuit

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On April 1, 2021, Houston Methodist Hospital (the Hospital) announced a policy requiring all covered employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations (the Policy). The Policy permits exemptions for medical contraindications and...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Unraveling the New (Major) Illinois Restrictive Covenant Law

On May 31, 2021, both Houses of the Illinois legislature unanimously passed legislation that, if signed by Governor Pritzker, will overhaul the enforceability of restrictive covenants in Illinois. The legislation1 amends the...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Everything Employers Always Wanted To Know About Vaccines . . . And Have Been Asking About For Months.

Just before the Memorial Day holiday, we had a “breaking news” bulletin about the revised guidance published Friday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about employers’ and employees’ rights when it came to...more

Fisher Phillips

IRS Addresses Lingering Employer Questions Regarding COBRA Premium Assistance and Corresponding Tax Credits under the American...

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides for 100% premium assistance to certain qualified beneficiaries for continuation coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) for periods of...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

IRS Answers To Your American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidy Questions

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In much-anticipated guidance, the Internal Revenue Service has offered its insight on the implementation of the COBRA temporary premium subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) in Notice 2021-31...more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Mandatory Flu Vaccine Decision Highlights Risks Of Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine

A New York hospital sought to reduce the transmission of influenza by requiring employees to submit to the flu vaccine or face dismissal unless they could establish a medical contraindication warranting an exemption. A...more

Poyner Spruill LLP

Action Required: COBRA Subsidies under the Rescue Plan Act

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319, the “Rescue Act”) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The Rescue Act addresses a number of issues caused by the lingering pandemic, including the impacts of...more

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ARPA COBRA Subsidy – When is a Termination of Employment Involuntary?

As we previously explained in our prior blogs, both here and here, on the new COBRA subsidy rules, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), includes a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for periods of coverage occurring between...more

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Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Enters a New Phase in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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On March 11, 2021, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted to take additional steps toward returning to pre-COVID-19 pandemic procedures for collecting amounts due for public utility service in Pennsylvania. ...more

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Phase 2 of the Moratorium on Utility Shut-offs in Pennsylvania Extended

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On February 19, 2021, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the fourth 90-day renewal of his Proclamation of Disaster Declaration for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Significantly for Pennsylvania public utilities ...more

Winstead PC

Relief for Partial Plan Terminations May Be “Too Little, Too Early”

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No one denies that employers confronted a plethora of challenges in 2020, and many had to make difficult decisions to reduce their workforces due to the pandemic. Such reductions in force can implicate a number of business...more

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Partial Plan Terminations – An Update

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In our April 2020 post, we detailed how employee layoffs can cause a qualified retirement plan to undergo a “partial termination,” resulting in required 100% vesting of the affected employees’ benefits. As 2020 drew to a...more

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The Netherlands: Reassignment Obligation Does Not Require Job Creation

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Apart from summary dismissal situations, employers in the Netherlands can terminate an employment contract only if (i) they have reasonable grounds for doing so, and (ii) reassigning the employee within a reasonable timeframe...more

Hogan Lovells

COVID-19: Crisis-related exclusion of termination right on landlords takes effect

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On April 1, 2020, an exemption from the landlord's termination right comes into force, which protects tenants against the loss of their apartment or commercial space in the event of late payment of the rent. However, this...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Rehiring Employees by March 31, 2021 Could Prevent Partial Plan Terminations

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, enacted on December 27, 2020 (the CAA), includes limited relief pertaining to the partial termination of a qualified retirement plan that may have been inadvertently triggered by...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

What Is A Vacation In A Pandemic And Why Does It Matter?

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When I first started advising employers in the early 1990s, a common problem was the terminated employee who demanded to be paid for a large amount of unused vacation time. In recent years, employers have gotten much smarter...more

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Ontario, Canada: Arbitrator Upholds For-Cause Dismissal of Employee with COVID-19 Who Put Colleagues and Others at Risk

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In Garda Security Screening Inc. v. IAM, District 140 (Shoker Grievance) [2020] O.L.A.A. No. 162 (Garda Grievance), a labour arbitrator dismissed a grievance pertaining to the for-cause dismissal of a unionized employee who...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Reductions in Force and Partial Plan Terminations: Another Potential 2020 ‘Gotcha’

Employers in all industries have faced unprecedented business challenges during 2020, and responding to those challenges has often entailed adjustments to the size and composition of workforces through targeted or...more

MoFo Employment Law Commentary (ELC)

Another Round Of New California Employment Laws

With the New Year rapidly approaching, employers should prepare for the flurry of new California employment legislation. The recent legislation presents new compliance challenges and requirements for California employers,...more

Dechert LLP

Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Major Decision on COVID-Related Issues in M&A Deals, Allows Buyer to Terminate Agreement for...

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In a late night, 242-page decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled that the buyer in a purchase and sale agreement was relieved of its obligation to close and could terminate the agreement as a result of the changes...more

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Six Employment Considerations For M&A Deals Amid Pandemic

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Recent press has explored how corporate transactions have evolved in the months of the pandemic. At first, they slowed to a crawl. But, according to a June article in the Harvard Business Review, mergers and acquisitions...more

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