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What’s Next for Employers: OSHA’s Vaccine and Testing Mandate

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, litigation pending in several federal circuits regarding the federal vaccine/testing mandate described below was consolidated in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Below, we summarize the mandate, discuss the various court developments, and provide guidance as to steps employers could take while the legal challenges continue. OSHA...

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.

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...

Given Remote and Hybrid Re-Opening of Schools, When Is a School “Closed” and When Can Employees Take Expanded FMLA? Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidance

Employers may be expecting an increase in requests for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) leave as the new school year is upon us. But many employers may have questions about when and under what circumstances an employee can qualify for FFCRA leave, given the varying ways that schools “reopen.” Some schools are beginning the...

Avoiding Employment-Related Liability as Employees Return to Work

By: Laurie E. Meyer As states and municipalities relax safer-at-home measures, stores, restaurants, offices, manufacturers, and other employers across the country are either re-opening for business or returning their employees from remote work. Despite the best of intentions to comply with seemingly ever-changing laws, orders and agency guidance, many businesses worry about whether there will...