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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EEOC Settles Racial Discrimination Case Against Meat Processing Company
In the News

On October 7, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled its racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against Chicago Meat Authority, Inc. (CMA) for $1.1 million plus various forms of injunctive relief. What happened in this case and why...

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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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Walmart Tries to Justify Firing a Disabled Employee
ADA, In the News

An employer’s discrimination against an employee because they’re disabled is often indirect. Yes, it’s true that a boss might tell an employee, “I don’t like the fact that you have a disability and that’s why I’m firing you.” But this...

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ADA Protections and Long-Haul COVID: What You Should Know
Disability Rights, Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination, In the News

The coronavirus has been around for a while and it seems like it’ll be around for a little while longer. Luckily, we have some effective vaccines. This means more people can survive a coronavirus infection and reduce the risk of...

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