In a bylined article published by the Memphis Business Journal, Greg Grisham explains that employers should review their vaccination policies to protect their workforce from the flu and also ensure they are prepared to handle the legal questions that will accompany the eventual arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Flu Season and Possible COVID-19 Vaccine Will Shine Light on Vaccination Policies in Healthcare Industry9.17.20
In a bylined article published by Medical Journal Houston, Kevin Troutman provides an outline of issues to consider with mandatory vaccination policies, and he provides some tailored guidance to help healthcare employers during this unprecedented time.
In an article published by SHRM, Stephen Gee describes Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Oder limiting the availability of job-protected leave only to those employees who pose a “particular risk of infecting others with COVID-19.”
In a bylined article published by Law360, Kevin Hess highlights the increase in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections for healthcare facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a bylined article published by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, Ashby Angell explains what employers in the state need to know about handling employee voting as the 2020 General Election approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
- Insurance Journal Publishes Lawyer’s Article on Employers Facing an Increase in COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits8.27.20
In a bylined article published by Insurance Journal, Chantell Foley discusses the fact that the rising number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has increased the number of lawsuits being filed against employers.
In an op-ed published by The Daily Reporter, Stephen Scott lays out a seven-step guide for employers to follow in the event a worker tests positive for COVID-19.
In their article for the New Jersey Law Journal, Kathleen Caminiti and Sarah Wieselthier explain why employers should carefully consider their wage and hour practices when implementing reopening plans in light of the state’s Wage Theft Act.
- What Nonsubscriber Healthcare Providers Need to Know About the Litigation Risk Posed by Workplace Exposure to COVID-198.17.20
In a bylined article published by Medical Journal Houston, Joe Gagnon talks about the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic represents an additional type of occupational exposure claim for employers to confront.
As an increasing number of businesses require guests to wear face coverings, there has been an increase in the number of reports of pushback form customers. As hotels re-open and welcome guests back onto their properties, what should they do if an anti-mask guest disrupts their business? Andria Ryan, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Hospitality team, provides a 5-step action plan in her article for Hotels Magazine.
In an article published by Construction Executive, Curtis Moore explains that employers should take appropriate steps to reduce employee exposure to heat-stress.
In a bylined article published by Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace, Lariza Hebert explains that some employers are using technological devices to help provide safer work environments for “lone workers” who perform tasks carried out in isolation from other employees.
In their article for New Jersey Business Magazine, Alvaro Hasani and Alyssa Musmanno break down the changes that employers in the Garden State should make to their employee handbooks in light of the current pandemic.
In a bylined article published by Rock Road Recycle, Kristin White discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Guidance on Returning to Work” document that describes strategies and recommends steps employers should take during all phases of reopening.
In an article published by Columbus Bar’s Lawyers Quarterly, Regional Managing Partner Steve Loewengart discusses how the pandemic has had – and will continue to have – a lasting impact on the business of law.
In his bylined article published in Construction Executive, Curtis Moore provides steps that construction employers should take to try to lessen the risk of their employees contracting the seasonal flu and COVID-19 this fall and winter.
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that state law ensures the enforceability of arbitration agreements with transportation workers, and in his bylined article published by SHRM, Jim Sullivan explained what New Jersey employers need to know about this latest development.
In his bylined article published by Law360, Steve Roppolo explains that Texas employers should avoid knee-jerk reactions to employee mask objections and engage in a meaningful discussion on a case-by-case basis.
In his article for Employee Benefit Plan Review, Phillips McWilliams outlines how employers should navigate the legal implications when employees refuse to work due to fear of COVID-19
In a bylined article published in Auto Dealer Today, Greg Grisham explains the importance of reviewing and updating employee handbooks to accurately reflect changes in the evolving legal landscape.
- How Can Healthcare Facilities “Flatten the Curve” of Impending COVID-19-Related Employment Litigation?7.16.20
As the global pandemic continues, a strong new wave of COVID-19 cases has emerged, this time accompanied by a groundswell of employment litigation, as hungry plaintiffs’ lawyers line up a host of claims that are directly or indirectly related to the pandemic. In an article published in Medical Journal Houston, Kevin Troutman explains the steps that hospitals, physician practices and other providers can take to flatten the curve of costs and disruptions that are likely to result from the impending legal onslaught.
In an article published by Law360, Mathew Parker discusses what action an employer can take in response to inflammatory comments posted online by their employees. He describes the outcome of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case that speaks to the issues at play in these situations, and he provides best practices employers should consider when addressing off-duty social media comments posted by their employees.
In their article for The Legal Intelligencer, Risa Boerner and Luke McDaniels explore privacy issues associated with the collection of new information in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an article published in the Memphis Business Journal, Greg Grisham explains what businesses need to know about the city’s “Face Covering/Mask Ordinance.”
In an article for CPO Magazine, Darcey Groden explores the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) – or CCPA 2.0 – which qualified for the state’s November ballot in late June.
In a bylined article for Rock Road Recycle, Todd Logsdon and Paul Goatley break down OSHA’s COVID-19 enforcement priorities and remind employers that the shift will likely impact recordkeeping obligations.