Employment Law

On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) unveiled its emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccination against COVID-19 or weekly testing.  Since then, the ETS has been met by a tidal wave of legal...

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued his “Path out of the Pandemic” COVID-19 Action Plan (hereinafter “the Plan”).  The Plan outlines six general points of focus: 1) vaccinating the unvaccinated; 2) establishing further protections for the vaccinated; 3) keeping schools safely open; 4) increasing...

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”) recently passed into law requires all employers to whom COBRA applies to offer free COBRA coverage for up to six months to workers who lost health insurance due to involuntary termination of employment or a reduction...

As we reported in our e-mail dated August 13, 2020, the Southern District of New York recently invalidated certain portions of the regulation interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) – at least for employers within that court’s jurisdiction.  In response to the court’s...

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was designed to provide employees with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave related to COVID-19.  In order to quell confusion stemming from the FFCRA’s implementation, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) promulgated regulations...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidance on May 19, 2020, that requires employers to determine whether employees contracted COVID-19 at the workplace. The new guidance is effective May 26, 2020, and requires employers to record cases of COVID-19, if: The case is...

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires covered employers to provide written notice at least 60 days prior to a “plant closing” or “mass layoff” if certain criteria are met. The purpose of the WARN Act is to ensure that state governments can...