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U.S. Supreme Court Splits the Baby as It Stays the Private Employer Vaccine or Test Mandate but Keeps the Healthcare Vaccine Mandate in Place

USA - January 14 2022 On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court (“Court”) issued two critical decisions: one staying the OSHA ETS vaccine or test mandate, the…

EEOC Lawsuit Reminds Employers of the Legal Issues Involved in Creating and Implementing Remote Work Policies

USA - December 20 2021 This fall, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) filed a lawsuit against a San Antonio-based workplace experience and facility…

Private Employer Vaccine Mandate Moves Forward as Sixth Circuit Dissolves Fifth Circuit’s OSHA ETS Stay

USA - December 20 2021 On December 17, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which was chosen via lottery as the federal appellate court to decide…

The Private Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate is Here: What Employers Need to Know

USA - November 4 2021 On Thursday, November 4, 2021, the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

Knowledge is Power: Information Available to Contributing Employers in Multiemployer Fringe Benefit Plans

USA - November 1 2021 Employers that contribute to multiemployer fringe benefit plans are generally aware of the financial risks associated with these plans. In addition…

Am I my Brother’s keeper: religious accommodations and vaccine mandates under Title VII

USA - October 25 2021 On September 26, 2021, the NBA denied Andrew Wiggins’ religious accommodation request to be exempt from taking the COVID-19 vaccine. After being…

What do a newly married employee, a long-term employee, and a change of 401(k) recordkeepers have in common? Beneficiary Designation Forms.

USA - October 4 2021 A participant in a 401(k), 403(b), or other account-style retirement plan may name a beneficiary to receive his or her account balance after the…

COVID-19 Surge Medical Leave Refresher for Employers

USA - September 27 2021 In 2020, as COVID-19 cases were mounting, many employers were tasked with following the brand-new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)…

Why President Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate the Unvaccinated in Private Employment is a Lot of Buzz, but Likely Little Sting

USA - September 16 2021 The entire country has been abuzz about President Biden’s Plan for “Vaccinating the Unvaccinated.” The Plan would require private employers with 100…

What Employers Can Do Regarding Fake Vaccine Cards so They Have “No Ragrets”

USA - September 13 2021 With the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine obtaining full FDA approval and President Biden’s sweeping announcement that he will be requiring federal employees…