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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…

Federal Court Puts Employee Suit Under Wrong COVID Statute Behind Bars

USA - September 25 2020 In Thornberry, the plaintiff alleged that she was employed as a Substance Abuse counselor at the Powell County Detention Center, and that her job…

Ninth Circuit Decision Allows the End of the Temporary Protected Status Program

USA - September 18 2020 Ninth Circuit reversed a federal judge’s order preserving temporary immigration protections from El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan, and Nicarag…

Preemptive Strike: Employee Files TRO to Avoid Return to Workplace

USA - September 18 2020 This week’s spotlight is on a category of COVID-19 related workplace complaints concerning the difficulties transitioning from remote work back to…