Today the Supreme Court issued a stay of OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test emergency temporary standard, blocking the ETS from taking effect.
Employers faced another challenging year in 2021, attempting to keep up with constantly changing regulations and laws addressing the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, while still facing traditional legal issues such as discrimination and worker classification.
On Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health voted to update and readopt rules it had previously put into effect to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Late on Friday, December 17, 2021, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ended the Fifth Circuit’s stay of OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applies to employers with 100+ employees
In a major turn of events for California employers, on December 15, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case that challenges California’s ban on arbitration agreements that limit employees’ right to sue their employers in court on a representative basis under the ...
On Monday, December 13, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health announced a renewed mask mandate for all indoor settings.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit took on the misappropriation of trade secrets recently, reversing a district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction halting competition by a company’s rival and two of the company’s former employees.
California employers, beware: The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced a new initiative to crack down on violations of the Fair Chance Act.
Although the unpaid time employees spent booting up their computers was relatively small, it was compensable and the employer failed to establish the practical administrative difficulty of estimating the time at issue.
Assembly Bill 5 regulates economic activity and not speech, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held, affirming dismissal of a suit brought by freelance writers and photographers challenging the law.