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December 09, 2021

FEDERAL COURTS BLOCK COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS

On December 7, 2021, a federal court in Georgia issued a temporary nationwide injunction against the enforcement of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors. This follows developments last week, when a different federal court issued a similar ban but limited it to only three states. Also, a third federal court has issued...

November 18, 2021

CMS ISSUES VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERALLY-REGULATED HEALTH CARE...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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