Sessions Law http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/ recent posts en-us Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:23:17 -0500 The Printer Strikes Back – Hunstein Moves To The West Coast and Gets Welcome Reception http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-printer-strikes-back-hunstein-moves-to-the-west-coast-and-gets-welcome-reception/ 2022-06-16 11:19:03 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-printer-strikes-back-hunstein-moves-to-the-west-coast-and-gets-welcome-reception/ The Form I-9 Is Getting A Face-Lift http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-form-i-9-is-getting-a-face-lift/ The current version of the Form I-9 expires on October 31, 2022, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced big potential changes to the new form.  

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2022-06-16 09:06:52 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-form-i-9-is-getting-a-face-lift/
New York Post-Judgment Interest Rate Amendment Enjoined http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-york-post-judgment-interest-rate-amendment-enjoined/ The District Court in Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union v. Marks has issued a preliminary injunction stopping the enforcement of New York’s recent amendment to its post-judgment interest rate.

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2022-05-02 16:59:24 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-york-post-judgment-interest-rate-amendment-enjoined/
New Federal Law Limits Forced Arbitration of Certain Employment Disputes http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-federal-law-limits-forced-arbitration-of-certain-employment-disputes/ Last month, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (“Act”). The Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act to give alleged victims the choice regarding whether to arbitrate employment disputes involving sexual assault or sexual harassment.

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2022-04-28 08:42:44 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-federal-law-limits-forced-arbitration-of-certain-employment-disputes/
Whitney White Selected to 2022 Texas Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/whitney-white-selected-to-2022-texas-rising-stars-list-by-super-lawyers/ SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE is delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row Whitney White, our new partner in our Dallas Office has been named as a Rising Star in Consumer Law by Super Lawyers.

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2022-03-22 12:43:17 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/whitney-white-selected-to-2022-texas-rising-stars-list-by-super-lawyers/
Attention All Employers: CDC Relaxes Mask Guidance http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-all-employers-cdc-relaxes-mask-guidance/ The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed its mask guidance on Friday, 2/25/22. The change could allow more than 70% of Americans to remove their face masks as long as COVID-19 hospitalizations in their region remain “low” to “medium” based on the CDC’s metrics. 

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2022-02-28 10:52:43 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-all-employers-cdc-relaxes-mask-guidance/
Attention California Employers: California Reinstates Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-california-employers-california-reinstates-supplemental-covid-19-paid-sick-leave/ 2022-02-15 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-california-employers-california-reinstates-supplemental-covid-19-paid-sick-leave/ Employer Not Required to Accommodate Sporadic Attendance of “Extremely Anxious” Employee http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/employer-not-required-to-accommodate-sporadic-attendance-of-extremely-anxious-employee/ This week, the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of an ex-employee’s lawsuit claiming discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because her employer declined her request to “not work for half the day when she was feeling overwhelmed by her anxiety on a unilateral as-needed basis and with no advance notice to her employer.”

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2022-02-11 09:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/employer-not-required-to-accommodate-sporadic-attendance-of-extremely-anxious-employee/
District Court Rejects Attempt To Enjoin Nevada’s Medical Collection Law- S.B. 248. http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/district-court-rejects-attempt-to-enjoin-nevada-s-medical-collection-law-s-b-248/ Remember last July when Nevada’s new medical collection bill went into effect? Under that new law, S.B. 248, debt collectors are required to send a “60-day notice” to consumers, via registered or certified mail, telling consumers that no collections will take place during this “breather.” 

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2022-02-11 08:51:35 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/district-court-rejects-attempt-to-enjoin-nevada-s-medical-collection-law-s-b-248/
Meet Our Newest Partners at the Firm! http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/meet-our-newest-partners-at-the-firm/ At the core of SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE'S success in nurturing long-lasting relationships with our clients is our commitment to the growth and development of our leaders for our clients. Effective January 1, 2022, Sessions is pleased to announce that Aaron Easley, Justin Homes, Brian Roth, and Whitney White joined the Firm’s leadership as Partners.

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2022-02-08 11:47:32 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/meet-our-newest-partners-at-the-firm/
Employer On the Hook for “Workplace” Injury During Employee’s Quick Trip to the Store During Unscheduled, Paid Rest Break http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/employer-on-the-hook-for-workplace-injury-during-employee-s-quick-trip-to-the-store-during-unscheduled-paid-rest-break2/ 2022-01-18 13:55:27 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/employer-on-the-hook-for-workplace-injury-during-employee-s-quick-trip-to-the-store-during-unscheduled-paid-rest-break2/ Breaking News! U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Rule http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/breaking-news-u-s-supreme-court-blocks-osha-vaccine-or-test-rule/ 2022-01-13 14:36:44 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/breaking-news-u-s-supreme-court-blocks-osha-vaccine-or-test-rule/ OSHA Updates Guidance re Weekly COVID-19 Testing of Unvaccinated, Onsite Employees http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/osha-updates-guidance-re-weekly-covid-19-testing-of-unvaccinated-onsite-employees/ 2022-01-03 10:07:39 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/osha-updates-guidance-re-weekly-covid-19-testing-of-unvaccinated-onsite-employees/ Put Down That Eggnog: OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test Requirement is Back in Play http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/put-down-that-eggnog-osha-s-vaccine-or-test-requirement-is-back-in-play/ 2021-12-20 09:02:11 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/put-down-that-eggnog-osha-s-vaccine-or-test-requirement-is-back-in-play/ 5th Circuit Federal Appeals Court STOPS OSHA’s ETS—Now What? http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/5th-circuit-federal-appeals-court-stops-osha-s-ets-now-what/ 2021-11-09 11:53:03 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/5th-circuit-federal-appeals-court-stops-osha-s-ets-now-what/ Breaking News—OSHA’s ETS Requiring Employee Vaccines and/or Testing For COVID-19 Is Here! http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/breaking-news-osha-s-ets-requiring-employee-vaccines-and-or-testing-for-covid-19-is-here/ 2021-11-04 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/breaking-news-osha-s-ets-requiring-employee-vaccines-and-or-testing-for-covid-19-is-here/ Halloween Horror - Hunstein Part II Issued With Same Result http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/halloween-horror-hunstein-part-ii-issued-with-same-result/ Today, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a much anticipated decision. This decision was a result of the petition for rehearing that has been pending for months, as well as the Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion v. Ramirez. The short of it: the panel vacated the prior Hunstein decision, issued a substituted decision, but then reached the same result.

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2021-10-28 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/halloween-horror-hunstein-part-ii-issued-with-same-result/
EEOC Releases Updated Guidance on Religious Accommodations and the COVID-19 Vaccine http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-releases-updated-guidance-on-religious-accommodations-and-the-covid-19-vaccine/ 2021-10-27 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-releases-updated-guidance-on-religious-accommodations-and-the-covid-19-vaccine/ More Article III Standing Decisions On “Hunstein” Claims http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-article-iii-standing-decisions-on-hunstein-claims/ 2021-10-21 13:05:55 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-article-iii-standing-decisions-on-hunstein-claims/ New York Sneaks In New Debt Collector Disclosure Requirement As Of November 7, 2021 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-york-sneaks-in-new-debt-collector-disclosure-requirement-as-of-november-7-2021/ 2021-10-12 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-york-sneaks-in-new-debt-collector-disclosure-requirement-as-of-november-7-2021/ Washington, D.C. Debt Collection Law Takes Effect on September 23 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/washington-d-c-debt-collection-law-takes-effect-on-september-23/ Temporary legislation signed by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser takes effect on September 23, 2021, and makes significant changes to debt collection practices in the Capital. Key elements of the law include:

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2021-09-15 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/washington-d-c-debt-collection-law-takes-effect-on-september-23/
Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Private Employers with 100+ Employees: Are You Ready? http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/biden-announces-covid-19-vaccination-mandate-for-private-employers-with-100-employees-are-you-ready/ 2021-09-10 12:11:39 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/biden-announces-covid-19-vaccination-mandate-for-private-employers-with-100-employees-are-you-ready/ Nevada’s AG Says Medical Collectors Are Good-To-Go If Following Draft S.B. 248 Regulations http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/nevada-s-ag-says-medical-collectors-are-good-to-go-if-following-draft-s-b-248-regulations/ 2021-09-01 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/nevada-s-ag-says-medical-collectors-are-good-to-go-if-following-draft-s-b-248-regulations/ Well, That Clears Up Little - Nevada Financial Institutions Division Issues Draft Regulations Attempting To Clarify S.B. 248, Nevada’s New Medical Debt Collection Law http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/well-that-clears-up-little-nevada-financial-institutions-division-issues-draft-regulations-attempting-to-clarify-s-b-248-nevada-s-new-medical-debt-collection-law/ In response to the lawsuit filed against the State of Nevada, and after receiving feedback from the federal Judge hearing the case, the Financial Institutions Divisions (FID) has issued a draft set of regulations attempting to remedy the conflicts between S.B. 248 and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). 

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2021-08-26 10:27:43 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/well-that-clears-up-little-nevada-financial-institutions-division-issues-draft-regulations-attempting-to-clarify-s-b-248-nevada-s-new-medical-debt-collection-law/
Have You Completed Your EEO-1 Filing? Deadline Moved to October 25, 2021—Final Extension! http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/have-you-completed-your-eeo-1-filing-deadline-moved-to-october-25-2021-final-extension/ 2021-08-23 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/have-you-completed-your-eeo-1-filing-deadline-moved-to-october-25-2021-final-extension/