COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

August 15, 2022

Anatomy of a Handbook

While there is no law that specifically requires an employer to have a Handbook, we recommend that most employers adopt and publish one that meets their legitimate business interests and establishes their business culture. State and Federal legislatures write laws that govern employment practices. To avoid unnecessary litigation and corresponding...

August 08, 2022

The New Order of the Remote and Hybrid Employment Environment

While many employers experimented with flexible schedules, remote work and better work life balance prior to COVID-19, the pandemic has changed the complexion of the modern workforce. Now, most...

January 17, 2022

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Legal Update – January 2022

Parking Lot Amendment On January 10, 2022, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed into law an amendment to NJSA34:15-36 as it pertains to the compensability of parking lot cases. The amendment states: ...

January 14, 2022

U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE ETS BUT PERMITS CMS...

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay against the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for large, private employers. Then in a second opinion, it refused to stop the Interim...

December 20, 2021

COVID-19: SIXTH CIRCUIT REINSTATES OSHA VACCINE MANDATE ETS

On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reinstated the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for large private employers. This ETS requires private...

December 09, 2021

FEDERAL COURTS BLOCK COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERAL...

On December 7, 2021, a federal court in Georgia issued a temporary nationwide injunction against the enforcement of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors. This follows...

November 18, 2021

CMS ISSUES VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERALLY-REGULATED HEALTH CARE...

On the same day that OSHA issued its recent Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring large (100 or more employees) private employers to mandate vaccination of their employees, The Centers...

November 15, 2021

FIFTH CIRCUIT CEMENTS STAY OF OSHA VACCINE MANDATE EMERGENCY...

On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) that proposed to require private employers, with 100 or more employees, to mandate vaccination against COVID-19 or to...

November 08, 2021

REQUIRED COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY UNDER OSHA EMERGENCY TEMPORARY...

On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and corresponding guidance for mandated COVID-19 vaccination at private sector employers with 100 or more employees. A key...

November 05, 2021

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate...

On September 9, 2021, President Biden outlined his plan for mandated COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace. Since that time, we have provided timely and sequential updates explaining the guidance...

September 27, 2021

COVID-19: Expiration of the ARPA Tax Credits

This Thursday, September 30, 2021, the tax credits for employer-provided COVID-19-related paid sick leave are set to expire. As such, employers that have voluntarily been providing paid sick leave...

September 27, 2021

COVID-19: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

We continue to follow the evolving guidance borne of President Biden’s vaccination and masking mandate now titled, “The Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan.” Immediately following the...

September 21, 2021

COVID-19: New Guidance for Federal Employees Issued and Message of...

On September 9, 2021, President Biden outlined a new, six-pronged plan for COVID-19 vaccination. As a first step in his documented process, he signed Executive Order 14043 - Requiring Corona virus...

September 15, 2021

Emerging from the Pandemic: How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

While demographic changes have informed and impacted our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic – and our slow but inevitable emergence from...

September 14, 2021

COVID-19: President Biden’s Plan for Vaccination, Masking and...

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden presented a six (6) pronged plan to address the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Below, is an outline of his plan taken directly from the White House...

August 27, 2021

COVID-19: OSHA Recommends Face Coverings for Vaccinated Workers

On August 13, 2021, OSHA issued updated guidance to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This guidance is significant in that it now recommends employers require face coverings for even...

August 05, 2021

COVID-19: A Return to Masks for Vaccinated Individuals?

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control issued updated guidance for individuals vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The key recommendation is that vaccinated individuals should return to...

July 14, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT DEFINES “INDEPENDENT...

The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly changed many things for employers in Pennsylvania including how and where work is completed. As restrictions on businesses have gradually been lifted, the hybrid...

July 09, 2021

NAVIGATING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

In December, we discussed COVID-19 vaccinations in our article titled “ EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace .” We recently reviewed the topic of COVID-19...

May 15, 2021

COVID-19: New CDC Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals and...

On May 13, 2021, the CDC issued new guidance for vaccinated individuals to cease wearing a face mask and socially distance, even while indoor public spaces. Some states, including Pennsylvania,...

March 19, 2021

COVID-19: New Stimulus Package Provides Modification and Voluntary...

Within the 1.9 Trillion dollar stimulus package is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). This Act serves to extend the tax credits available to eligible employers under the Families First...

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