February 15, 2022 - Legislation, Workplace Misconduct

Practical Considerations for Navigating the Upcoming Federal Ban on Predispute Arbitration and Class Action Waivers of Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

On 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 announced …›

Double-Take: Nationwide Preliminary Injunction of EO 14042 Limited to “Vaccine Mandate” Only

On 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 …›

Supreme Court Nixes OSHA Vaccine-Or-Test Mandate But Okays Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate

The 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+ …›

Untangling the Vaccine Mandate – Updates and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Since our October 14, 2021 webinar, much has developed in the rapidly evolving compliance world of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“EO” or “EO 14042”). In case you missed it, we issued two prior alerts on some of …›

Federal Court Temporarily Halts OSHA ETS—EO 14042’s New January 4, 2022 Vaccine Deadline Remains

Less than three days after the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) released its November 4, 2021 emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 vaccines and testing (the “ETS”), on November 6, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily stayed the ETS, …›

Unpacking the New OSHA ETS for COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its highly anticipated emergency temporary standards for COVID-19 (the “ETS”) along with a landing page on its website with various compliance materials, FAQs, and a pre-recorded webinar. As expected, the ETS mandates …›