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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Has COVID-19 made the workplace more accessible for lawyers with disabilities?

October 26, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Since March 2020, most law firms and legal organizations have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing their employees to work remotely and transition to more flexible hours. For some lawyers with disabilities, teleworking has brought significant benefits, including increased […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Will the Texas Ban on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Hold Up in Court?

October 25, 2021

Via: SHRM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently made headlines when he signed an executive order banning employers (and other entities) from enforcing COVID-19 vaccination mandates if employees object for a broader range of reasons than federal directives allow. The order will likely […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

OSHA Challenges Several States on COVID-19 Rules

October 25, 2021

Via: SHRM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) might take over workplace safety enforcement in three states the agency said failed to adopt adequate COVID-19 standards for health care workers. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act covers most private employers […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

State Efforts to Require or Ban Vaccine Mandates Raise Conflicting Legal Issues

October 15, 2021

Via: JD Supra

With OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employers with 100 or more employees to be released shortly, a number of states have begun efforts to counter such mandates, or place additional vaccination requirements on certain employers. In Texas, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Top 10 Takeaways from Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Vaccine Mandate

October 13, 2021

Via: LexBlog

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14042, requiring federal contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19. On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued its 14-page guidance on the order, detailing the new obligations and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Some States Are Pushing Back on Workplace Vaccination Mandates

October 12, 2021

Via: SHRM

Leaders in some states are considering measures that would require employers to accept negative COVID-19 tests or proof of natural immunity as an alternative to vaccination requirements. On Oct. 11, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a broad executive order banning […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

San Diego COVID-19 Recall Ordinance Survives Legal Challenge

October 7, 2021

Via: SHRM

A federation of hotel and motel owners and operators challenged a San Diego ordinance that requires certain building service and hospitality employers to recall workers laid off due to the pandemic before hiring new employees. In San Diego County Lodging […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Federal Contractors, Private Employers Confused About COVID-19 Vaccine Rules

October 5, 2021

Via: SHRM

The federal government recently issued guidance to agencies on implementing the White House COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors, but many covered employers are still confused about the details of the requirement. Additionally, private-sector employers with at least 100 employees […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Federal Contractors Face Dec. 8 Vaccination Deadline

October 4, 2021

Via: LexBlog

Federal contractors covered by President Biden’s recent Executive Order 14042 must ensure that covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than December 8, 2021, subject to applicable exceptions, pursuant to new Guidance published by the Safer Federal Workforce […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance Issued for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Imposes Major New Employee Vaccination and Other Requirements

September 28, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On September 24, 2021, in response to the Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan announced by President Biden on September 9, and Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (the “Order”), signed by the […]