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Employment & Labor

President Biden Announces Federal Vaccine Mandate

Yesterday afternoon, President Biden announced new federal vaccine mandates expected to impact nearly 80 million Americans representing two-thirds of the American workforce.  The mandate is aimed at combating the ongoing...

Employment Lawyer Breaks Down New Vaccine Mandate

DBL Law Employment and Labor partner Katie Tranter shares breaks down what is expected as area employers respond to President Biden’s announcement regarding mandatory vaccinations. View Katie’s interview here.   ...

Legal Challenges to Vaccine Mandates Proven Unsuccessful*

Many employers are starting to institute mandatory vaccine policies and they are coming under attack by employees who have chosen not to be vaccinated.   So far, these attacks have been...

Department of Justice Declares COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Legal

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has determined that federal law does not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccines. Thus, the DOJ’s finding paves the way for...

OSHA Releases Guidance To Protect Health Care Workers from Coronavirus

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently released guidance regarding the emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.  The OSHA...

Texas Judge Upholds Large Hospital’s Vaccine Mandate

On Saturday, June 12th, Federal District Judge Lynn N. Hughes ruled that Houston Methodist, a major hospital system in Texas, may require its employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, dismissing...

COVID-19 Update: Mask Mandates Ending, More Updates In Coming Weeks

On May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated is no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors and no...

DOL Withdraws Trump Administration’s Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) is officially withdrawing the prior administration’s independent contractor rule.  The DOL stated that the withdraw will maintain workers’ rights to the minimum wage and overtime...

EEOC Announces EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Opening

On April 26, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open.  The deadline for submitting both 2019...

Department of Labor Issues COBRA Premium Subsidy Guidance

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law.  The ARP is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill designed to provide direct relief to Americans...
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