Labor and Employment
President Biden Announces, “Path Out of the Pandemic” With New Employer Mandates

President Biden Announces, “Path Out of the Pandemic” With New Employer Mandates

On September 9, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any unvaccinated workers to produce a negative test on a minimally weekly basis prior to...

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Costly Mistakes Employers Make with Their Non-Competition Agreements. Plus:  Looking Ahead to Biden’s Push to Increase Competition

Costly Mistakes Employers Make with Their Non-Competition Agreements. Plus: Looking Ahead to Biden’s Push to Increase Competition

By: Laurie E. Meyer Many employers utilize “restrictive covenant” agreements (such as non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements) to protect their confidential information, customer relationships, trade secrets or other intellectual property, and to otherwise prevent unfair competition.  This article will...

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New CMS Regulation Will Require Vaccination for Nursing Home Staff

New CMS Regulation Will Require Vaccination for Nursing Home Staff

By: Anne V. O'Meara and Laurie E. Meyer On August 18th, President Biden announced that his Administration will require nursing homes to mandate staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for facilities to receive funding from Medicare and Medicaid. This new requirement would apply to nearly 15,000 nursing home facilities, which employ...

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President Biden Announces, “Path Out of the Pandemic” With New Employer Mandates

Long COVID and Mental Health Considerations Moving Forward

On July 26, 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) issued guidance defining “long COVID” and listing the condition as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557).  The...

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Milwaukee Business Journal’s Table of Experts: A Shot in the Arm

Milwaukee Business Journal’s Table of Experts: A Shot in the Arm

Davis|Kuelthau Labor and Employment and Litigation attorney, Laurie E. Meyer recently sat down with Ted Redalia, Vice President of Pharmacy Benefits, Network Health, and Greg Brusko, Chief Clinical Officer at Ascension, to discuss the questions and concerns employers have now that vaccines are becoming more widely available. Their commentary was...

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State Law Provides Broad Immunity for COVID-19 Liability

State Law Provides Broad Immunity for COVID-19 Liability

Long-term care providers and other businesses and entities in Wisconsin now have broad, but not unlimited, immunity from liability related to COVID-19 exposure, under a bill signed into law by Governor Tony Evers on February 25. The immunity provision is included in a bill addressing the State’s unemployment insurance program, which received...

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President Biden Announces, “Path Out of the Pandemic” With New Employer Mandates

Vaccinations in the Workplace

In the next few months, as a COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, many employers will be faced with a decision of whether to mandate vaccination for their employees. This consideration will raise a multitude of questions, including: (1) Can employers require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations?, (2) What are the consequences of an...

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Congress Declines to Extend Mandated FFCRA Leave Beyond December 31 But Provides Tax Credit to Employers Who Voluntarily Extend Paid Leave

Congress Declines to Extend Mandated FFCRA Leave Beyond December 31 But Provides Tax Credit to Employers Who Voluntarily Extend Paid Leave

Note: This client update is based on the stimulus bill passed by Congress and sent to the President for signature earlier this week. This bill is not law until the President signs the legislation, and recent news reports suggest that President Trump finds some portions of the stimulus bill objectionable. We will continue to monitor the status of...

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