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Do we have to pay for that? Part 1—Covid-19 vaccination, Testing, and Screening activities

USA - October 18 2021 In this blog series, we’ll look at a variety of activities and discuss whether an employer has to pay its non-exempt (i.e., overtime-eligible)…

Texas Governor issues Executive Order aimed at prohibiting vaccine mandates for Private Employers

USA - October 12 2021 Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order (GA-40) prohibiting the enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Texas against employees…

New York State issues updated guidance on HERO Act

USA - October 7 2021 On September 30, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) released an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions on the HERO Act. As we…

D.C. Paid leave program amended to expand benefits

USA - October 5 2021 Significant changes have arrived for paid medical, parental, and family care leave in Washington, D.C following the recent enactment of the Universal…

New York legislates joint wage liability for construction industry contractors

USA - September 28 2021 On September 6, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law New York Senate Bill S2766, which makes contractors in the construction industry…

New York State issues updated model workplace safety plans and FAQ guidance under the HERO Act

USA - September 24 2021 On September 23, 2021, New York State issued updated model airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans for employer use pursuant to the…

Illinois Appellate Court addresses statute of limitations period for BIPA claims

USA - September 20 2021 On September 17, 2021, an Illinois Appellate Court addressed the appropriate statute of limitations period for claims brought pursuant to the…

New York labor law amendments expand scope of “Deductions” claims

USA - September 19 2021 New York Governors seem to have a history of favoring employees with Labor Law giveaways as they check out of the Executive Mansion. (Remember the…

Louisiana enacts workplace protections for employees disabled due to pregnancy and limits the use of criminal Background Checks in hiring

USA - September 15 2021 Louisiana employers should be aware of two new laws which went into effect on August 1, 2021. The first, Act 393, provides for reasonable…

OSHA to issue emergency temporary standard requiring large employers to mandate vaccination or weekly testing for employees

USA - September 9 2021 On September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is…