On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance regarding the permissibility of mandatory COVID vaccinations under federal equal employment opportunity laws (“EEO laws”), specifically the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended.
The Centers for Disease Control recently issued updated guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID.
One of the joys of being a lawyer is that people frequently ask us questions about legal issues, and, more frequently, express strong opinions to us about legal conclusions they’ve reached in the course of their “Google Law” studies. Here are a few Covid gems from 2020:
On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new rule to regulate the FFCRA and the paid leave programs that just became effective on April 1, 2020.
Last week, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the United States, Congress passed several new laws that apply to many employers.
A recent decision of the Supreme Court of California brings new changes for employers in California.
Employees’ increasing use of social media presents employers with difficult choices and shifting responsibilities and legal obligations. On October 12, 2018, Hollie Reiminger and Larry Stuart educated members of the Houston Bar Association about the benefits and pitfalls of using social media to investigate employees/candidates and responding to employee complaints about employees’ use of social media. The session also provided guidance about when to discipline employees for statements made on social media platforms and using social media posts as evidence in employment litigation. Click here for a copy of the presentation.
Glen Rigby gave a presentation entitled “Cutting Edge Issues and Other Interesting Developments in Employment Law” as part of the Houston Bar Association’s seminar series. The presentation addressed developing areas of employment law, such as employee surveillance and monitoring, policing social media, firearms in the workplace, gender discrimination, and workplace bullying. Click here for a copy of the presentation.
The DOL has announced long-awaited changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rules which significantly increase the minimum salary for exempt employees and change how companies can comply with the salary basis requirement.