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News, trends and tips in labor and employment law

The Great Resignation: Proceed Carefully Before You Resign

Each day there are more and more stories of people quitting their jobs without another job.  As an employment lawyer, I am here to tell you that there are many reasons to hit pause and think about the consequences before you do so: Here’s some important ones:

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Supreme Court Halts OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers, Allows CMS’ Vaccine Mandate for Employees Working in Healthcare

In two anticipated decisions, the US Supreme Court blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) from requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate their employees get the COVID-19 vaccine or get tested weekly for the virus and gave the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) the green light to condition Medicare and Medicaid funding of health care fa

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OSHA Vax Rule in Limbo: What to Do Now

Employers: Although the Supreme Court listened to arguments for 2 hours on Friday, the Court has not yet released an opinion about whether or not to stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard for employers with 100 or more employees. As the Court released many other opinions this morning, it appears the Justices are taking time

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No Pennies From Heaven For Employer Who Retaliated Against Employee Who Fought for His Last Paycheck

It’s always a bad idea to retaliate against an employee who quits or complains about not being paid, but this lawsuit recently brought by the US Department of Labor really shines a light on this advice.  Talk about being penny wise and pound foolish!

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It’s hard to believe it’s been almost  two years since COVID-19 turned our lives upside down.  While it would be great to toast the new year with this madness behind us, constantly changing state and federal rules related to COVID-19 and the increased transmission of the virus requires employers to continue to be focused on the relationship between the virus, vaccines and their employees in 202

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Outgoing NYC Major Announces Vaccine Mandate For All Employees Working in Multiple Employee Worksites

This week outgoing New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that all employers that have worksites in New York City with more than 1 employee will soon have to require such employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Court Shuts Down Federal Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

A federal court in Louisiana has halted the federal government’s vaccine mandate for health care workers.

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North Carolina Jury Awards $10 Million to White Male in Race/Gender Discrimination Case

A jury in Charlotte, North Carolina has awarded a White male marketing executive $10 million in punitive damages in a race and sex discrimination case against his former employer. Plaintiff David Duvall alleged that Novant Health, Inc. violated state and federal discrimination law by terminating him despite his strong performance, solely for the purpose of promoting diversity.

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Creating Fake Documents To Avoid Your Employer’s Mask Or Vaccine Requirement? Be Prepared To Lose Your Job And Go To Jail

Lately there have been more and more new reports of employees creating or obtaining fake documents to get out of employer mask and vaccine requirements.  Doing so not only puts your job in jeopardy and puts others at risk of getting COVID-19 from you, but it could also land you in jail.

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