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Please join us on October 14, 2021, as we discuss the latest developments on Biden's Executive Order 14042 in our upcoming webinar, "Untangling the Vaccine Mandate: Practical Steps for Contractors to Navigate Executive Order 14042," from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT.
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A split panel of the Ninth Circuit vacated in part a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of AB 51, the California law banning mandatory employment arbitration agreements. But the Ninth Circuit found that the penalties for violation of this provision are preempted by the …›
On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) issued guidance (the “Guidance”) on President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 (the “Order”). Although the Guidance recognizes that the Order is limited to only certain types of contracts, the Task Force strongly …›
On September 17, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) issued updated guidance (the “Guidance”) to federal agencies about COVID-19 safety protocols for employees of federal contractors and federal employees. While the Guidance is mostly targeted at COVID-19 vaccine and …›
On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued a six-pronged Path Out of the Pandemic (the “Plan”) and Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“EO”) that will require certain federal contractors and businesses with 100 or more employees to have …›
This week, the Ninth Circuit resolves a split among trial courts about the application of California labor laws on drilling platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf.
IAFETA MAUIA v. PETROCHEM INSULATION, INC.
The Court holds that California labor laws requiring meal and rest breaks do …›
Nine months ago, we discussed several issues that had been raised by COVID-19 face mask-related litigation. Soon after, COVID-19 infection rates spiked to unprecedented levels. But with the emergency use authorization of three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, the state of the pandemic …›
On May 31, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (the “Amendments”) that aim to impose significant new restrictions on employee non-compete and non-solicit agreements in Illinois. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign the …›
On June 17, 2021, Cal/OSHA adopted revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, relaxing many of the previous COVID-19 requirements for employers in light of the growing number of vaccinated individuals in the state. The new standards go into effect immediately and apply to most …›
By: Jessica Kaufman, Adam J. Hunt, and Natasha Greer Menell
Class certification is often discussed as a “stage” of litigation, but the Second Circuit’s recent decision in Jin v. Shanghai Original, Inc. et al is a good reminder that, even after a class is certified, class treatment must remain appropriate throughout the litigation. In …›