Presuming that OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS stands, employers will need to adhere to further requirements by Jan. 4, 2022. Until then, employers should prepare for compliance with the Dec. 5 requirements.
Continue Reading OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Takes Effect Dec. 5: Are Employers Ready?

On Oct. 31, 2021, New York Gov. Hochul issued an order extending until Dec. 15, 2021, the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease.”

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With an increasing number of states legalizing the use of recreational marijuana, employment laws are being enacted to address marijuana possession and use.1 One such state is New York.
Continue Reading Cannabis and the Workplace: New York DOL Clears the Smoke with New Guidance

On Oct. 25, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Doug Parker, who is tasked with
Continue Reading Senate Confirms President Biden’s Nominee to Head OSHA

In a case of first impression, on October 4, 2021, in Adams v. Palm Beach County, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the Southern District of Florida dismissed
Continue Reading GT Helps Palm Beach County Secure Dismissal of Wage-and-Hour Class Action Brought by Volunteers

Many small to mid-sized businesses are eligible under the existing employee retention credit (ERC) for a 70% tax credit for wages paid to employees through the end of 2021. However,
Continue Reading Possible Early End to Employee Retention Tax Credit Could Mean Trouble for Businesses Monetizing Credit Before End of 4th Quarter

On Oct. 5, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed legislation expanding available protections under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to private-sector workers over 70 years of age.
Continue Reading NJ Expands Law Against Discrimination to Further Protect Private-Sector Workers Over 70

On Sept. 28, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 606 (SB 606), which, among other things, creates two new categories of California Division of
Continue Reading Cal/OSHA to California Employers: Get It Right or Pay the Price