Labor and Employment Law Center

Information on the latest labor and employment legal and regulatory developments and how they may impact your business.

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Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Enforcement of President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Another federal judge has blocked President Biden’s vaccine mandate, citing states rights issues.
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Disputes Regarding the Mandate-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard That OSHA Issued to Be Heard by a Circuit Selected Through a Multi-Circuit Lottery

On Friday, November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a mandate-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that will take effect in January 2022.
OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

We provide answers to some of the most common questions concerning the ETS.   
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EEOC Issues Updated and Expanded COVID-19 Technical Assistance

The expanded technical assistance addresses questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they interact with federal equal employment opportunity laws.
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Enhanced Remedies for NLRA Violations Are on the Horizon

General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo stated that “The Board possesses broad discretionary authority to fashion remedies to fit the circumstances of each case that comes before it.”
President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan and Private Employers

President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan and Private Employers

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced a six-pronged COVID-19 Action Plan.
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NLRB’s General Counsel Outlines Labor Law Priorities

Jennifer Abruzzo, the General Counsel for the NLRB, recently issued a memorandum outlining the key labor issues that she wants to target during her term as General Counsel.
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NLRB Mulls “Consequential Damages”

The NLRB issued a ruling on August 25, 2021, finding that a New Jersey nursing home violated federal labor law by unilaterally changing its employee health insurance plan.
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A New NLRB Starts on August 30

With the balance of power officially shifting, it will be important for employers to monitor NLRB decisions closely. We will make sure to update this blog regularly to communicate major changes in the law.
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OSHA COVID-19 Employer Guidance Focuses on Unvaccinated and “At-Risk” Workers

The updated guidance accompanies OSHA’s issuance of an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers in the health care and related industries to take certain precautions to protect employees from COVID-19.
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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standard for Health Care Employers

OSHA recently issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) governing COVID-19 precautions in the health care setting.
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Philadelphia Bans Employers From Conducting Pre-hire Marijuana Testing

The new ordinance makes it an unlawful employment practice for employers, labor organizations, or employment agencies to require prospective employees to undergo pre-hire marijuana screening as a condition of employment in most jobs.
 
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