On April 9, 2021, President Biden announced that he intends to nominate Doug Parker as the assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Continue reading
Continue Reading President Biden Plans to Nominate Chief of Cal/OSHA to Head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

On March 25, in New Jersey Civil Justice Institute et al. v. Grewal, a New Jersey district court ruled that the Garden State is barred from enforcing a recently
Continue Reading New Jersey District Court Declares NJLAD’s Ban on Employment Arbitration Agreements Preempted by Federal Arbitration Act, Permanently Enjoins Enforcement

On March 19, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 95 into law, once again requiring employers to provide California employees with paid sick leave in connection with COVID-19. Under SB
Continue Reading Statewide COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Returns to California

New York employees may now elect paid leave for time spent receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Specifically, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill A3354B, on March 12, 2021, which provides
Continue Reading COVID-19 Vaccination: Paid Leave Enacted in New York

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides substantial assistance in maintaining health care coverage for individuals who may have
Continue Reading American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Provides Temporary Free COBRA Coverage for Certain Employees Affected by COVID-19

On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a National Emphasis Program (NEP) related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The purpose of the NEP is to
Continue Reading OSHA Puts Employers on Notice: Expect an Increase in COVID-19-Related Inspections

Unions are back in the news. On March 9, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives successfully passed the Protect the Right to Organize Act (the PRO Act), legislation designed to
Continue Reading The New New Deal? U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Sweeping Labor Reform With Significant but Uncertain Future