The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized the Emergency Use of two COVID-19 vaccines. Many employers view these vaccines as the key to safely bringing employees back to the workplace. The EEOC recently issued guidance entitled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws”. The guidance strongly suggests that employers may implement mandatory vaccination policies prior to permitting employees to return to the workplace.Read more
By: Carl Habekost
On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
By: Mark Barnes
In March, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”), narrowing the definition of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
By: Robert L. Solt, IV
On September 14, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 606. HB 606 temporarily provides legal immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits to businesses, health-care workers, and schools.
In a historic 6-3 decision, the United State Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
As we previously reported, on October 8, 2019, the United States Supreme Court consolidated and heard oral arguments in three significant sex discrimination cases regarding Title VII’s coverage of sexual orientation and transgender status discrimination.
Historically, unemployment compensation benefits have been limited to individuals who lost their jobs through no fault of their own and could not find work despite actively seeking work. However, as a result of the State of Emergency declared by Governor DeWine on March 9, 2020 and the subsequent “Stay at Home Orders”, an unprecedented number of employees filed for unemployment compensation benefits.Read more