Legal Updates

12/07/2021 07:49 PM

Nevada: Unvaccinated State Employees to Pay Health Insurance Surcharge
Starting in July 2022, Nevada's health insurance plan for public employees will include a surcharge for covered workers and their adult dependents who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Federal Appeals Court Declines to Block Health Care Vaccine Directive
A federal appeals court refused to block the Biden administration’s rule requiring certain health care employees to get vaccinated if they work for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers. The vaccine rule, however, has been blocked by other courts and may ultimately be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Vaccine Directive for Federal Contractors Blocked Nationwide
Another Biden administration vaccine directive has been blocked nationwide—this time the requirement that federal contractors and subcontractors require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Philadelphia Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for All City Workers
All city workers in Philadelphia must complete a full schedule of COVID-19 vaccinations by Jan. 14, 2022, or risk losing their jobs. The directive follows similar...
Oregon OSHA Delays Adopting COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Test Rule
Oregon officials said they will continue to monitor developments in the lawsuit challenging the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) halted...
New York City Requires Vaccines at All Private-Sector Employers
New York City will require all private-sector employers in the city to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers as of Dec. 27.
President Calls for Paid Time Off for Boosters in New COVID-19 Plan
President Joe Biden announced his action plan to battle COVID-19 this winter and called on private-sector employers to follow the federal government's lead by providing...
Follow Existing COVID-19 Safety Rules as Experts Evaluate Omicron Variant
As employers await news about the omicron and other potential COVID-19 variants, they may want to review their coronavirus-related policies and remind employees of the...
Costco Not Joint Employer of Woman Hired by Staffing Agencies
A woman who was hired by staffing agencies to work at specialty events on the Costco premises was not a Costco employee, a federal appeals court ruled. The trial court,...
Should Employers Provide Pandemic-Related Leave Though FFCRA Tax Credit Has Expired?
Employers wonder if they should continue providing paid pandemic-related time off, even though the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) tax credit for...
Should OSHA’s Emergency Vaccine Rule Become a Permanent Standard?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is giving private employers and other members of the public more time to comment on whether to make permanent...
Employers Receive Mixed Messages as Courts Review COVID-19 Vaccine Rules
The federal government and some state leaders want to require certain workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus (or at least test weekly for COVID-19), while...
Can Employers Offer Cannabis Cookies at the Holiday Party?
Employers that resume holiday gatherings this year will have a host of typical decisions to make about where to celebrate and what to serve. And as more states legalize...
Labor Commissioner’s Office Gets Training to Help Resolve Claims Early
The California Labor Commissioner's Office recently underwent training aimed at resolving workplace disputes before a formal hearing takes place, which is a positive...
Colorado Enacts New Wage Protection Rules
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment recently published final rules on overtime and minimum pay and other wage and hour protections for employees. The rules...