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Virginia Enacts Employment Protections For Medical Use of Cannabis Oil

USA - May 13 2021 On March 25, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law new protections for employees related to the medicinal use of cannabis oil…

Virginia’s New Overtime Law Threatens Double and Treble Damages For Employers Who Don’t Pay Up

USA - May 10 2021 Following the flood of employee-friendly legislation during the Virginia General Assembly’s 2020 session, which included a significantly strengthened…

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Its Highly-Anticipated Decision on Website Accessibility

USA - April 22 2021 On April 7, 2021, a split panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (the “11th Circuit”) issued its highly-anticipated decision in…

Biden’s Nominee to Lead OSHA May Signal Increased Enforcement Scrutiny

USA - April 21 2021 President Joseph R. Biden on April 12 nominated current Cal/OSHA Chief Doug Parker to lead federal OSHA. If confirmed, employers should prepare for…

Gig Employer Hit with Background Check Class Action

USA - April 14 2021 Uber Technologies, Inc. has been sued in a class action lawsuit alleging the company’s use of criminal background checks discriminates against Black…

Legal Considerations of Employer-Provided Covid-19 Vaccine Incentives

USA - April 13 2021 Covid-19 has left employers who want their employees back in the office in a difficult position. With the pandemic still raging, many employees are…

DOL and OSHA: Agency Updates

USA - April 6 2021 On March 22, 2021, Marty Walsh, the two-term Boston mayor, was confirmed as the Labor Secretary by the United States Senate in a 68-29 vote. He…

The Fifth Circuit Criticizes the Practice of Sealing Documents by Agreement

USA - April 1 2021 In recent years, there has been a growing trend amongst litigants of protecting documents filed as part of the judicial record from public view by…

COBRA Subsidies Under ARPA: Employer Action Needed

USA - March 30 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act (“the Act”) signed in March 2021 provides for a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for certain individuals who are eligible for…

It’s Time Again for Employers to Ensure Handbook Compliance

USA - March 26 2021 It is early in 2021 and already the NLRB has before it ALJ determinations that employee handbook policies conflict with the NLRA. When analyzing…