Employment Blog

Legal Challenges to OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard
COVID-19, In the News

If you’re aware of the coronavirus pandemic, chances are pretty high you’re also aware that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just announced its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (Vaccine and Testing ETS). This regulation would require most...

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OSHA’s Coronavirus Vaccine Emergency Rule Has Arrived: Now What?
COVID-19, In the News

The coronavirus has been around for a while. Yet most employers have lacked a set of legal standards that outline what they must do to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection among their employees. Some states, like Virginia, have taken...

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Humana Settles Nurses’ Wage and Hour FLSA Lawsuit for $11.2 Million
COVID-19, In the News

When it comes to unlawful conduct in the workplace, wage and hour violations are among the most common. Sometimes, these violations are overt, such as an employer withholding an employee’s paycheck. But often, it’s more subtle. One way employers underpay...

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Virginia’s New Coronavirus Workplace Rules
COVID-19, In the News

In the summer of 2020, Virginia led the nation by drafting and implementing occupational safety standards and rules that specifically dealt with the coronavirus. But these were emergency temporary standards, so on August 26, 2021, Virginia’s Safety and Health Codes...

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Coronavirus Work-From-Home Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss
COVID-19, In the News

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many employers were scrambling to figure out how to continue operations while states and municipalities began issuing stay-at-home and shutdown orders. Even without any legal mandates, companies had to figure out how to...

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Can Employers Charge Unvaccinated Employees More For Health Insurance?
COVID-19

Vaccines for the coronavirus have been out for a while now, and one of them has already been fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Data also supports the conclusion that these vaccines are very effective in...

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Can My Employer Make Me Wear a Mask at Work?
COVID-19, Disability Rights

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about President Biden’s new vaccine requirements for federal workers and many private employers. Given the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines, it’s understandable that mandating their use is a logical next step in fighting the...

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