Employers can no longer mandate pre-dispute arbitration for claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by employers.
In this episode, Mike Taylor and Adam Roseman talk to Sam Harkins, Environmental, Health & Safety Vice President at Versa Integrity Group, Inc., about his experiences developing and maintaining a…
Continue Reading Workplace Safety Review: Episode 21 | Interview with Sam Harkins, Versa Integrity Group, Inc. Environmental, Health & Safety Vice President
On Feb. 9, 2022, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 84, which again provides up to 80 hours of COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave to employees who work for employers…
Continue Reading California’s New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced another increase in the maximum civil monetary penalties for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health standards…
Continue Reading OSHA Again Increases Its Maximum Civil Monetary Penalties
On Jan. 26, 2022, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and NASA issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement EO 14026 (87 FR 4117).
Continue Reading Interim Rule Issued Amending Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to Implement EO 14026, Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
New York employers, take note: two new laws will take effect in May 2022: one on notice of electronic monitoring (NY state) and the other on salary range posting (NYC).
Continue Reading Spring Brings New Laws for New York Employers
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 24 in Hughes et al. v Northwestern University et al. that in litigation challenging fiduciaries of benefit plans that allegedly have imprudent investment options,…
Continue Reading Supreme Court Holds ERISA Requires Plaintiffs to Allege Context-Specific Breaches of Fiduciary Duty to Monitor
In Waters v. Day & Zimmerman NPS, Inc., the First Circuit has seemingly muddied the waters on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s applicability to FLSA collective actions.
In a 6-to-3 decision, the Court stayed the requirement that employees of large employers (100+ employees) either receive a COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing and wear…
Continue Reading Supreme Court Stays Enforcement of OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing
- Expansion of California Family Right Acts AB-1033 – Expands the definition of “family member” covered under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to include parents-in-law with serious health conditions for