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New York Significantly Expands its Whistleblower Law

USA - November 19 2021 New York has greatly expanded its “whistleblower” law. The amendments to New York Labor Law §740 go into effect on January 26, 2022 and undoubtedly…

OSHA Vaccine Rule Blocked Permanently by Fifth Circuit, But Judicial Review Will Continue

USA - November 13 2021 A three-judge panel on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has now permanently blocked OSHA from implementing and enforcing its vaccine rule, which…

The Department of Labor’s ESG Proposed Rule: A Retirement Committee Perspective

USA - November 12 2021 A recently proposed Department of Labor regulation entitled “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights”…

A Comprehensive Breakdown of OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rule

USA - November 5 2021 A federal appeals court temporarily blocked OSHA's vaccine rule on November 5, 2021. Citing to potential "grave statutory and constitutional…

NYSDOL Issues Guidance Regarding Employee Use of Cannabis

USA - November 3 2021 The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has published guidance regarding employee cannabis use. We previously reported on the amendments to…

EEOC Updates Religious Accommodation and Vaccine Mandate Guidance

USA - October 28 2021 The EEOC has updated its technical guidance and answers in a document entitled What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act…

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave—Updates from the Department

USA - October 21 2021 The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (the “Department”) has issued a number of changes relating to the Massachusetts Paid Family…

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Clarify Rules Governing Premium Surcharges/Discounts Related to COVID-19 Vaccinations

USA - October 13 2021 The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (the “Departments”) recently issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions—FAQs…

NY Hero Act Update: Activated Plans Must Remain in Place until October 31, 2021

USA - October 5 2021 The New York State Department of Health Commissioner has extended the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that…

Breaking Down the New COVID-19 Safety Protocol Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

USA - October 1 2021 The Biden Administration, via its Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”), has now provided the guidance with which federal contractor…