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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

USA - January 13 2022 The Supreme Court handed down an influential opinion today on the OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), blocking its enforcement…

Future of OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Looks Tenuous as Supreme Court Weighs In

USA - January 7 2022 In an unprecedented (and fast-paced) move, the U.S. Supreme Court held a hearing today on the consolidated cases challenging OSHA’s Emergency…

OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing Mandates Back On - Effective Jan. 10, 2022

USA - December 20 2021 On December 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the stay of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that had been imposed by…

Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative: Preparation. Not Panic.

USA - September 17 2021 Following President Biden’s Sept. 9 announcement of a national strategy to combat COVID-19, the White House published this week two Executive Orders…

PAGA Claimant Alleges Employer Failed to Pay for COVID-19 Time and Expenses

USA - April 1 2021 This week’s spotlight on familiar trends among the COVID-19 related workplace complaints involves a plaintiff who alleges she and her fellow…

Novel Theories: COVID-19 in the Workplace, Assault, and Loss of Consortium

USA - December 18 2020 Now in its 33rd week, the Barnes & Thornburg Wage & Hour Practice Group’s COVID-19 related workplace litigation tracker has summarized 678 complaints…

Unexpected Side Effect: Breach of Contract Claims Related to COVID-19 Commissions

USA - November 20 2020 Now in its 29th week, the Barnes & Thornburg Wage & Hour Practice Group’s COVID-19 related workplace litigation tracker has now analyzed 605…

CDC Issues Guidance on Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19 Safety

USA - November 17 2020 Is this week’s COVID-19 news giving you flashbacks to early pandemic stress and anxiety? You are not alone. With the holidays approaching - and being…

Plaintiff Alleges Wrongful Termination While Hospitalized For COVID-19

USA - November 13 2020 Now in its 28th week, the Barnes & Thornburg Wage and Hour Practice Group’s COVID-19 related workplace litigation tracker summarizes 578 complaints…

COVID-19 Related Workplace Deaths: Preparedness and Implementation is Key

USA - October 2 2020 This week’s update to the tracker includes one such case where the plaintiff, a widow, alleges that her husband’s employer failed to implement safety…