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October 06, 2021

WV Insurance Commissioner Limits Access to the Permanent Total Disability Review Board

On September 1, 2021, West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jim Doddrill issued Insurance Bulletin No. 21-06 titled “Permanent Total Disability Review Board”. The Bulletin provides that as of January 1, 2022, the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner’s Permanent Total Disability Review Board (“PTDRB”) will no longer accept applications from self-...

October 01, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As we enter the fall months and begin looking forward to the Holiday season, we should not overlook October 1, 2021, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of Breast Cancer...

September 27, 2021

COVID-19: Expiration of the ARPA Tax Credits

This Thursday, September 30, 2021, the tax credits for employer-provided COVID-19-related paid sick leave are set to expire. As such, employers that have voluntarily been providing paid sick leave...

September 27, 2021

COVID-19: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

We continue to follow the evolving guidance borne of President Biden’s vaccination and masking mandate now titled, “The Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan.” Immediately following the...

September 21, 2021

COVID-19: New Guidance for Federal Employees Issued and Message of...

On September 9, 2021, President Biden outlined a new, six-pronged plan for COVID-19 vaccination. As a first step in his documented process, he signed Executive Order 14043 - Requiring Corona virus...

September 15, 2021

Emerging from the Pandemic: How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

While demographic changes have informed and impacted our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic – and our slow but inevitable emergence from...

September 14, 2021

COVID-19: President Biden’s Plan for Vaccination, Masking and...

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden presented a six (6) pronged plan to address the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Below, is an outline of his plan taken directly from the White House...

September 13, 2021

Patriot Day

The United States of America has come a long way in healing from September 11, 2001. We are forever changed. We celebrate September 14th as Patriot Day, the national day of remembrance proclaimed...

August 27, 2021

COVID-19: OSHA Recommends Face Coverings for Vaccinated Workers

On August 13, 2021, OSHA issued updated guidance to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This guidance is significant in that it now recommends employers require face coverings for even...

August 27, 2021

Do We Now Need to File URs to Challenge the Causal Relationship of...

There have been a number of Workers’ Compensation cases in Pennsylvania recently dealing with the interplay between the Utilization Review and Fee Review systems. As you know, the Utilization...

August 12, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTIONS: THE NEW REMOTE WORKPLACE

Federal law does not mandate job descriptions; however, the importance of well-written job descriptions cannot be overstated, especially in a world in which remote work is prevalent. Effective job...

August 12, 2021

HIRING DO’s AND DON’Ts FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYERS IN GEORGIA

Prudent employers stay apprised of hiring policies, procedures, and protocol to remain legally compliant. This article specifically discusses Georgia state laws for private employers. All...

August 05, 2021

COVID-19: A Return to Masks for Vaccinated Individuals?

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control issued updated guidance for individuals vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The key recommendation is that vaccinated individuals should return to...

August 02, 2021

Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2021 - Let’s Reflect, Appreciate ...

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated annually on August 26th to acknowledge the hurdles faced by American women and to honor those who have sacrificed in order to propel the women’s rights movement...

July 29, 2021

Recordkeeping: Obligations of Private Employers

By James F. Devine, Esq. and Alexa Potts Recordkeeping is a crucial employer responsibility. Proper recordkeeping allows for maintenance of a timeline and documentation surrounding any issues that...

July 22, 2021

Are Your Business’ HR Office Policies, Procedures, & Protocols...

Cipriani & Werner, P.C. distinguishes itself by providing proactive counsel to its employer clients in an effort to reduce the high cost of the legal process. Unnecessary litigation remains...

July 19, 2021

Drug and Alcohol Testing for Private Employers in Georgia

In Georgia, private employers do not need a mandatory drug testing policy. However, employers may choose to implement a drug-free workplace program (DFWP) certified by the Georgia State Board of...

July 14, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT DEFINES “INDEPENDENT...

The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly changed many things for employers in Pennsylvania including how and where work is completed. As restrictions on businesses have gradually been lifted, the hybrid...

July 09, 2021

NAVIGATING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

In December, we discussed COVID-19 vaccinations in our article titled “ EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace .” We recently reviewed the topic of COVID-19...

June 17, 2021

PEOs and Coverage for Non-Leased Employees

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a company that enters into a contractual joint-employment relationship with an employer (the “client employer”) by leasing employees to the client...

June 08, 2021

CANNABIS USE: EMPLOYERS SHOULD UPDATE THEIR COMPANY HANDBOOK

Laws surrounding cannabis are anything but uniform. At the federal level, cannabis is a controlled substance for both adult-use and medicinal purposes. However, states have begun taking a far more...

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