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As Pandemic Eases, New DOL, OSHA, and TWC Rules Inform Both Employees and Employers

New DOL, OSHA, and TWC Rules Inform Both Employees and Employers, as Pandemic Eases[1]

A. New Standard Issued by DOL Aimed at Protecting At-Risk Workers in Healthcare

On June 10, 2021, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a highly anticipated emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) setting workplace safety parameters for employers in the healthcare sector during COVID-19. What does this new standard mean for employers?

Andrea Johnson

Texas “Anti-Vaccination Passport” Law

On May 7th, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law banning COVID-19 “vaccine passports” effective immediately. So, what does SB 968 mean for employers? Does SB 968 prevent an employer from requiring employees to show proof of vaccination […]

Dennis P. Duffy

Issue of Control Dictates Duty Owed to Subcontractor’s Employees

A general contractor owes a duty of care to its independent contractor's employees only if the general contractor retains actual or contractual control over the means and methods of the independent contractor's work according to the Texas Supreme […]

Paid Sick Leave Post-FFCRA

Although many employers provide paid sick leave as a benefit for their employees, no federal law currently requires private employers to provide paid sick leave. Last year, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA" […]

Termination of Employment when an Employee “Peacefully Protests.”

This COVID year plus has been a time of lockdowns and social distancing.  However, along the way, people have been out in public, without necessarily social distancing, and protesting—vociferously and publicly, and, in some instances, as a […]

Andrea Johnson

Nasdaq Announces Diversity Requirements

On December 1, 2020, Nasdaq introduced new listing rules aimed at increasing diversity among directors at companies listed on its exchange.  In particular, under its proposal, companies listed on the Nasdaq would be required to either have, or explain […]

EEOC Guidance: Employer Mandated Vaccinations?

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued further guidance about the employment rules applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic—this time focusing on employer-mandated vaccinations.  The latest […]

Andrea Johnson