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July 22, 2021

Are Your Business’ HR Office Policies, Procedures, & Protocols Compliant?

Cipriani & Werner, P.C. distinguishes itself by providing proactive counsel to its employer clients in an effort to reduce the high cost of the legal process. Unnecessary litigation remains one of the largest and most often unforeseen business expenses. It can compromise an otherwise profitable financial year. So much time and money is wasted...

July 19, 2021

Drug and Alcohol Testing for Private Employers in Georgia

In Georgia, private employers do not need a mandatory drug testing policy. However, employers may choose to implement a drug-free workplace program (DFWP) certified by the Georgia State Board of...

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...

June 17, 2021

PEOs and Coverage for Non-Leased Employees

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a company that enters into a contractual joint-employment relationship with an employer (the “client employer”) by leasing employees to the client...

June 08, 2021

CANNABIS USE: EMPLOYERS SHOULD UPDATE THEIR COMPANY HANDBOOK

Laws surrounding cannabis are anything but uniform. At the federal level, cannabis is a controlled substance for both adult-use and medicinal purposes. However, states have begun taking a far more...

May 25, 2021

Expanded Protection Under Title VII: Revisiting Company Policies...

It has been nearly a year since the United States Supreme Court held in its June 2020 landmark case Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that harassment and discrimination based on gender identity,...

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,...

May 14, 2021

ALERT: FMCSA has issued a Regional Emergency Declaration in...

On May 7, 2021, the corporate computer system of the Colonial Pipeline Company, which supplies 45% of the East Coast’s fuel, was hit with ransomware, leading to a shutdown all pipeline operations....

April 22, 2021

Congress Presses Federal Legalization of Cannabis

On Monday, April 19, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation known as the SAFE Banking Act, which would allow FDIC-backed banks to provide financial lending services to...

April 12, 2021

West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act

On April 9, 2021, Governor Justice signed the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act, which establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals in West Virginia. The establishment of the intermediate...

April 12, 2021

Non-Compete Agreements Remain Enforceable in Georgia

Properly drafted non-compete agreements, signed after May 2011, are enforceable in the State of Georgia. In fact, the laws governing the enforceability of non-compete agreements are favorable for...

April 01, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – Impacts on COBRA and What It...

The enactment of ARPA has sparked three (3) temporary but significant changes/provisions to group health plans and COBRA coverage. We have thoroughly analyzed these changes and have summarized, in...

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...

February 22, 2021

New Jersey Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills that legalize possession of up to six ounces of adult use Cannabis in the Garden State. As part of the passage, the New Jersey state Senate and Assembly...

February 19, 2021

New Guidance for IME's in West Virginia

On February 3, 2021, West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, James Doddrill, issued Insurance Bulletin No. 21-03 titled “Physical Examinations of Workers Compensation Claimants”. The Bulletin...

February 10, 2021

OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccinated Employees

OSHA has now released updated guidance seeking to assist employers identify COVID-19 related risks and to operate a prevention program. While it is primarily consistent with previously-issued...

January 27, 2021

Termination Based on No-Fault Leave Policy

Can an employer terminate an employee who exceeds the maximum medical leave? Many employers seek to employ a Maximum Leave of Absence Policy to establish boundaries for employees on extended leave...

January 22, 2021

New Guidance for WV Workers’ Compensation Claims for COVID-19

On January 19, 2021, the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, James Doddrill, issued Insurance Bulletin No. 21-01 titled “Workers’ Compensation Claims for COVID-19.” The Bulletin provides...

January 04, 2021

COVID-19: Expiration of the FFCRA/Extension of the Payroll Tax Credit

When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020, its requirement for employers to provide paid leave to employees affected by COVID-19 was set to...

December 29, 2020

New Jersey Supreme Court Highlights Pitfalls in Fee Agreement...

On December 21, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an opinion that invalidated an arbitration clause in a written fee agreement between a law firm and its client. In doing so, the Supreme...

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