Posted on January 18, 2022 | Categories: Employment
A Pennsylvania employee was still clocked in when he crossed the street to buy a sandwich during an unauthorized rest break. While offsite during the unscheduled rest break, the employee slipped on ice, fell, and hit his head, causing serious injuries.
Posted on January 13, 2022 | Categories: Employment
The United States Supreme Court has entered a “stay” blocking OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring that employers with 100+ workers require full vaccination against COVID-19 or weekly testing plus face coverings for onsite workers.
Posted on January 3, 2022 | Categories: Employment
As we initially reported here, OSHA published the highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring full COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing plus face coverings for onsite, unvaccinated workers of businesses with 100+ employees.
Since OSHA’s publication on November 4, 2021, it’s been like watching an Olympic ping-pong match: blink and you’re behind.
Posted on December 20, 2021 | Categories: Employment
On Friday night, December 17, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the legal “stay” on the OSHA emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100+ employees to ensure in-person workers are either: (1) fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or (2) test weekly and wear masks when not in a floor-to-ceiling isolated space.
Posted on November 9, 2021 | Categories: Employment
On Saturday, November 6, 2021, the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi) entered an Order granting a temporary stay blocking the implementation of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) COVID-19 rules. The extensive OSHA rules were published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Posted on November 4, 2021 | Categories: Employment
Today, November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all businesses with at least 100 employees company-wide to mandate that their in-office employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask and test for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis.
Posted on October 28, 2021 | Categories: Consumer Defense
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.
Posted on October 27, 2021 | Categories: Employment
As we await OSHA’s highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers to implement COVID-19 “vaccine-or-test” policies, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ guidance on workplace vaccines and religious accommodations.
Posted on October 21, 2021 | Categories: Consumer Defense
Two recent district court decisions from Illinois and Kansas held plaintiffs’ Hunstein claims could not proceed in federal court because the claims, as alleged, failed to demonstrate an injury-in-fact sufficient for Article III jurisdiction.
Posted on October 12, 2021 | Categories: Consumer Defense
New York’s new governor signed a new law, S737, that has a new requirement that debt collectors (and “principal creditors,” a term which is not defined) disclose, in the initial communication, that the consumer can request communications in an alternative format such as large print, braille or an audio compact disk.