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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Workplace Safety & Health

Certain Specialists Are Administratively Exempt

January 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

Three specialist job classifications of a Medicare insurance provider are administratively exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Four former contracting specialists, one operations specialist and one pharmacy Part D […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Vaccinations in the Workplace

January 4, 2021

Via: National Law Review

In the next few months, as a COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, many employers will be faced with a decision of whether to mandate vaccination for their employees. This consideration will raise a multitude of questions, including: (1) Can […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Workplace Safety & Health

What To Know About 2020’s Top Wage And Hour Law Updates

December 17, 2020

Via: Law360

From workplace safety to new leave provisions, the employment law landscape was rocked in many unexpected ways this year. The pandemic has left an indelible mark on the way employers will conduct their businesses going forward. Wage and hour compliance […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Getting Your Workforce Vaccinated Without Getting Sued

December 14, 2020

Via: Law360

On Dec. 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted drugmaker Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech an emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine, following an eight-hour public hearing held on Dec. 10. A second hearing, to review the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Workplace Safety & Health

NLRB Memos Extend GC’s Employer-Friendly Policy Spree

December 11, 2020

Via: Law360

While it remains to be seen how foreshortened National Labor Relations Board general counsel Peter Robb’s tenure will be in the new administration, it is likely that his crescendo of memoranda in number and degree of departure from precedent will […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Emerging Trend Aims to Improve Diversity on Corporate Boards

November 30, 2020

Via: SHRM

The recent focus on gender and racial equity in the workplace has prompted state-level legislation to encourage or require diversity on corporate boards. “Some companies are being much more intentional now about what they are doing to appeal to a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Passes Emergency Workplace COVID-19 Regulation

November 24, 2020

Via: SHRM

On Nov. 19, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted on and approved an emergency COVID-19 regulation governing employers and workplaces. With more than 500 people virtually attending the monthly standards board meeting and many worker advocacy groups […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Maintaining Workplace Civility in an Era of Heightened Divide

November 20, 2020

Via: National Law Review

Do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act I, sc. 2 In the aftermath of the historic and divisive election, many of us welcome an end […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Workplace Safety Law: What You Need to Know

November 11, 2020

Via: Entrepreneur

Everyone is entitled to work in a safe and protected environment. As an employer, it’s your duty and moral responsibility to ensure that your workplace’s health and safety meet the legal requirements. To ensure that your business is compliant with […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New Jersey Governor Murphy Orders New COVID-19 Workplace Protocols

November 9, 2020

Via: National Law Review

In an effort to combat the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, on October 28, 2020 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 192 (the “Order”), mandating health and safety standards to protect New Jersey’s workers during the pandemic. Effective […]