On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an order staying the implementation and enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”).  This order affirmed the Fifth Circuit’s original November 6, 2021 order, which granted petitioners’ emergency motion to stay the ETS pending

On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), 86 Fed. Reg. 61402, which requires employers with a total of 100 or more employees to develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy or choose to subject employees who decline the vaccine to weekly testing.

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With talk of reopening states and getting back to work emerging amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that employers may test for COVID-19 without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, the EEOC provides that

Employers are well advised to ensure that they start the New Year on the correct foot as many laws have effective dates in a few short days and weeks.  Among the most notable changes are the following:

Minimum Wage

New Jersey’s minimum wage will be $8.44/hr. effective January 1, 2017.  Similarly, in New York City,