Q: Are there any state laws employers should think about when implementing COVID-19 vaccine policies?
A: Yes, multiple states have passed or are considering laws related to COVID-19 vaccine policies.
Savvy employers tracking the latest guidance likely know the many sources…Continue Reading Move Over, CDC: State Laws May Impact Employers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Plans
Each year, Ontario, Ohio hosts the Bruce A. Waite Miles for Meso 5k race/walk. Now in its 10th year, the race has raised a cumulative total of more than $90,000…Continue Reading The Bruce A. Waite Miles For Meso 5k Race to Support Mesothelioma Research
After a verdict in favor of the attorney, ending in dismissal, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed. The claimed departure was the failure to call a certain medical expert. The…Continue Reading A Rare Legal Malpractice Trial Ends in Dismissal
It is a two-stage process. New York General Obligations Law § 5-336 provides:
“1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no employer, its officers or employees shall have…Continue Reading WHEN SETTLING A NEW YORK DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT CLAIM WITH CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE
In the case of Cicchella v. Jaditz, No. 19-CV-4086 (C.P. Lacka. Co. May 26, 2021 Nealon, J.), the court denied a hospital’s Motion for Summary Judgment seeking to dismiss…Continue Reading Claim of Ostensible Agency Allowed to Proceed to Jury in Med Mal Case
I sent out a Tort Talk blog post recently advising that there was going to be a change in the Email Subscription service for Tort Talk.
To allay any concerns …Continue Reading Tort Talk Has Moved From Feedburner to follow.it For Email Subscriptions
During the National Investor Relations Institute’s (NIRI) 2021 Virtual Conference, SEC Commissioner Elad Roisman spoke about the hot topic of ESG-related disclosure requirements.
The Commissioner noted that public companies are…Continue Reading SEC Commissioner Roisman Raises ESG Disclosure Concerns
President Biden’s newly released Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity represents a comprehensive approach to tackling cybersecurity threats in the U.S. and will likely result in new FAR and…Continue Reading Mandatory Breach Notification Requirements for Government Contractors are Almost Here
From Price Gouging to Fraud: A Look at the Department of Justice’s Shifting Focus One Year in the COVID-19 Pandemic
In early March 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, former Attorney General William Barr instructed federal prosecutors to prioritize the “detection, investigation and prosecution of all criminal conduct…Continue Reading From Price Gouging to Fraud: A Look at the Department of Justice’s Shifting Focus One Year in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Honesty is the Best Policy: Federal Circuit Affirms Vacatur of Judgment Due to Material Misrepresentations
The United State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a decision by the United States District Court for the Central District of California, setting aside a judgment…Continue Reading Honesty is the Best Policy: Federal Circuit Affirms Vacatur of Judgment Due to Material Misrepresentations
Illuminating Vertical Merger: Challenges FTC Challenges Illumina’s Reacquisition of a Nascent Company it Founded
After a bit of hiatus on aggressively challenging vertical mergers, regulators both here in the United States and abroad have resumed initiated actions to challenge vertical mergers. Traditionally a difficult…Continue Reading Illuminating Vertical Merger: Challenges FTC Challenges Illumina’s Reacquisition of a Nascent Company it Founded
New law could penalize companies for complying with U.S. sanctions.
Penalties include designation to China’s new “Unreliable Entity” list.
Statements against the new laws could also be penalized, restricting the…Continue Reading Counterpunch: China Adopts Landmark Anti-Sanctions Statute to Stop U.S. Sanctions Effects Overseas
Fertility Treatments and Gestational Surrogacy: the IRS Reaffirms Narrow View of “Medical Expenses” under Section 213
As employers are expanding their fertility, surrogacy, and family planning benefits, the tax treatment of such benefits continues to be a challenge for employers and their employees by both increasing…Continue Reading Fertility Treatments and Gestational Surrogacy: the IRS Reaffirms Narrow View of “Medical Expenses” under Section 213
In the clamor that surrounded the current administration’s adoption of the American Rescue Act of 2021 (ARPA), quietly tucked in as Subtitle H is the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan…Continue Reading Butch Lewis Brings No Good News for Contributing Employers
Meland v. Weber, ___ F.3d ___, 2021 WL 2521615 (9th Cir. 2021)
In 2018, the California Legislature enacted Senate Bill 826, which requires all corporations headquartered in California to…Continue Reading Board of Directors Quota Law May Be Unconstitutional
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) regarding tipped employees. Rejecting the Trump administration’s proposed rules governing tip-credit employees performing non-tipped duties, the…Continue Reading Department of Labor Publishes Tipped Employee Proposed Final Rule
Sending a clear message to employers and employees alike on the prickly subject of mandatory vaccination programs, Texas federal Judge Lynn N. Hughes just dismissed outright a lawsuit brought by…Continue Reading Judge Holds that a Hospital can Fire Employees Who Refuse the Vaccine
All civil service exams set to expire between March 2021 and December 2021 are extended one year. For more information regarding these exam extensions please click on link below:Continue Reading Civil Service Exams Set to Expire 3/21-12/21 are Extended 1 Year
- State AGs file opposition to FDIC’s summary judgment motion in lawsuit challenging “Madden-fix” rule
- Eastern District of New York Holds that Reference to the Possibility of Reviewing Legal Options Is Not an Empty Threat Under the FDCPA
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