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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new attention to vaccine mandates, an issue sparking difference of opinion throughout the country. The Biden Administration recently announced additional measures to encourage vaccination in the workplace, including required immunization or testing as a condition… Continue reading OSHA Rules Expected on Workplace Vaccine Mandates
Patients who experience lingering symptoms of COVID-19 may qualify for special protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to federal guidance published in July. Commonly referred to as “COVID long-haulers,” some individuals may qualify for the rights and… Continue reading Post-acute COVID May Put Employers in it for Long Haul
President Biden recently issued his plan to increase vaccination rates across America, leaving many to question how government mandates impact their personal freedoms. Labor & Employment Practice Group member Madalene A.B. Witterholt discusses the role that federal agencies such as… Continue reading Business Viewpoint: Can the President Really Mandate Vaccines?
With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, oil prices dropped precipitously, and oil and gas producers hit a rough patch. Drilling all but stopped and capital dried up, while producing wells continued to decline. For many, the downturn was too… Continue reading What to Do When the Drills Stop Turning
On September 9, 2021, the en banc Fifth Circuit confirmed in a 12-6 decision that highly compensated employees cannot be exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) based solely on their high income—they must also be paid on… Continue reading Fifth Circuit OKs Overtime for Highly Paid Oil and Gas Employee
Defining company policy around vaccination has never been more critical. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced human resources departments and executive management to consider establishing a formal stance on required vaccination for employees. Last week President Biden announced that he has… Continue reading Immunization Incentives – are More Carrots, Less Stick the Key?
Last week, the Biden administration announced that private employers can expect emergency rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding mandatory employee vaccinations against… Continue reading A COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate is Coming Soon for Companies with More Than 100 Employees—What You Need to Know
Safety in the workplace is an employer’s first responsibility, an obligation highlighted by the pandemic. As summer draws to a close, the steady surge of COVID cases caused by the delta variant has employers doubling down on measures proven to… Continue reading Guidance to Help Protect Employees from COVID-19
Amidst the recent surge of COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant, employers continue to manage workplace precautions, safety procedures and evolving guidance from multiple federal agencies, in addition to developing careful approaches to employee vaccination. Labor & Employment Practice… Continue reading As Delta Surges, Workplace Concerns Reemerge
Labor & Employment Practice Group co-chair Adam W. Childers comments on the legal challenges that are expected to arise in response to President Biden’s vaccine mandate for employers. More. Continue reading Legal Arguments, Workplace Disruptions Feared as Side Effects of Biden’s Vaccine Mandate