TRITIA MURATA AND ERIC AKIRA TATE NAMED TO LAW360'S 2022 EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
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- Tritia Murata and Eric Akira Tate have been named to Law360 's 2022 Editorial Advisory Board. These boards provide feedback on Law360 's coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage. Tritia Murata was named to Law360 ’s 2022 Employment Authority... ›
Paying Employees in Cryptocurrency: Is That Lawful?
By: David F. PapasIn recent years, more consumers, merchants, and financial institutions have accepted cryptocurrency as a form of payment for everyday products and services. Last November, mayors of two major U.S. cities signaled what may be the next phase of cryptocurrency’s melding into the mundane, when... ›
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OFCCP Signals Return to More Aggressive and Less Transparent Audits
By: Andrew R. TurnbullIn the last three weeks alone, OFCCP has issued two significant Directives and a notice of proposed rulemaking, signaling its intent to be far more aggressive and less transparent in compliance evaluations than under the Trump Administration. These developments include: Issuing, on March 15,... ›
Practical Considerations for Navigating the Upcoming Federal Ban on Predispute Arbitration and Class Action Waivers of Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims
By: Andrew R. TurnbullOn Thursday, February 10, 2022, the United States Senate passed H.R. 4445 , which will amend the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to ban all pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class and collective action waivers covering sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. President Biden has already... ›
Double-Take: Nationwide Preliminary Injunction of EO 14042 Limited to “Vaccine Mandate” Only
By: J. Alex Ward, Joseph R. Palmore and Krista A. NunezOn Friday afternoon, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, which had earlier issued a nationwide preliminary injunction of Executive Order 14042, against Executive Order 14042’s vaccine mandate, made clear that the injunction applies only to the vaccine mandate and not to... ›
Supreme Court Nixes OSHA Vaccine-Or-Test Mandate But Okays Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate
By: Andrew R. Turnbull and Deanne E. MaynardThe Supreme Court has blocked a Biden administration rule relating to COVID-19 vaccine requirements, while allowing another to take effect. The now-blocked rule, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), was a “vaccine or test” mandate: it applied to employers with 100+ workers, and... ›
Top Cybersecurity Considerations for Government Contractors in 2022
By: Tina D. ReynoldsThe cybersecurity posture of government contractors was an area of intense focus and ongoing regulatory development for the federal government in 2021. The coming year will also include many anticipated cybersecurity-related changes and developments. Read our full client alert.... ›
Georgia Court Issues Nationwide Injunction of Executive Order 14042—How Should Contractors Respond?
By: J. Alex Ward, Andrew R. Turnbull and Krista A. NunezOn December 7, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ordered a nationwide injunction of Executive Order 14042 (the EO or EO 14042), temporarily suspending the EO’s vaccination, masking, and social distancing requirements and all implementing guidance. Although the Georgia... ›
Ready, Set, Certify: OFCCP Releases Mandatory Annual AAP Certifications
By: Andrew R. TurnbullOn December 2, 2021, OFCCP announced that it was launching its Affirmative Action Program Verification Initiative (the AAP VI), requiring all federal supply and service contractors and subcontractors to certify annually whether they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program (AAP) for each... ›
New York Enacts Employee Monitoring Notification Law
By: Suhna N PierceNew York recently joined Connecticut and Delaware as one of a small number of states with statutes that require employers that engage in electronic monitoring of employees to provide prior written notice of the monitoring. On November 8, 2021, the State of New York... ›