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November 18, 2021

CMS ISSUES VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERALLY-REGULATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

On the same day that OSHA issued its recent Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring large (100 or more employees) private employers to mandate vaccination of their employees, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued its own emergency interim final rule requiring vaccinations for federally-regulated health care...

November 15, 2021

FIFTH CIRCUIT CEMENTS STAY OF OSHA VACCINE MANDATE EMERGENCY...

On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) that proposed to require private employers, with 100 or more employees, to mandate vaccination against COVID-19 or to...

November 12, 2021

PODCAST – Attorneys Salvatore Vilardi and Richard Bryan discuss...

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention , Attorneys Salvatore Vilardi and Richard Bryan, partners in our Philadelphia, PA and Mt. Laurel, NJ office,...

November 08, 2021

REQUIRED COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY UNDER OSHA EMERGENCY TEMPORARY...

On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and corresponding guidance for mandated COVID-19 vaccination at private sector employers with 100 or more employees. A key...

November 08, 2021

Veterans Day – November 11th

On November 11, 2021, we will celebrate Veterans Day. Veterans Day used to be known as Armistice Day and was established as a United States legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which...

November 05, 2021

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate...

On September 9, 2021, President Biden outlined his plan for mandated COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace. Since that time, we have provided timely and sequential updates explaining the guidance...

November 04, 2021

NOVEMBER – NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

On a crisp fall day in October 2020, I logged onto Zoom before the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas to attend the most important hearing of my life. I did not prepare outlines. I did not...

October 28, 2021

Recent Amendment to NJ Workers’ Compensation Act Requires Employers...

On September 24, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Bill A-2617/S-2998, which is an amendment to the NJ Workers’ Compensation Act that will require employers to provide a ...

October 28, 2021

LGBTQIA+ HISTORY MONTH

When I volunteered to write an article for history month, I initially struggled to decide the best topic. I soon realized that due to my background as a history teacher, the choice was difficult...

October 06, 2021

WV Insurance Commissioner Limits Access to the Permanent Total...

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...

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...

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