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OSHA Adopts Emergency Temporary Standard for Health Care Settings

USA - June 11 2021 In January 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take action to reduce…

Benjamin A. Shepler.

Alabama Legalizes Medical Cannabis

USA - May 20 2021 On May 17, 2021, Alabama became the 37th state to “legalize” medical cannabis with the passage of the “Darren Wesley ‘Ato’ Hall Compassion Act.”…

Employers: Get Ready To Submit Your EEO-1 Reports

USA - April 27 2021 On April 26, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the opening of its 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 data collection. The EEO-1…

Benjamin A. Shepler.

Virginia Legalizes Recreational Cannabis and Enacts Employment Protections For Medical Cannabis Users

USA - April 23 2021 Virginia recently joined New Mexico (see more) and New York (see more) in legalizing recreational or adult use and possession of marijuana (which is…

Employers Face Increased Exposure under Virginia’s New Overtime Wage Act

USA - April 16 2021 Until recently, Virginia did not have a law requiring overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 in a week. Instead, Virginia relied on the…