Law and the Workplace

The Florida Department of Legal Affairs has issued an emergency rule and other additional guidance regarding the recently enacted House Bill HB-1B, which, among other things, requires private employers who mandate COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace to recognize additional exemptions from such vaccine requirements beyond what is required under federal law.  The law, which

On November 30, 2021, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the federal contractor and subcontractor vaccine mandate requirements issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force in response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.  The mandate requires covered contractor employees to be

On November 4, 2021, OSHA released an “unpublished” version of its new Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) mandating that employers with 100 or more employees require all employees get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be required wear a face covering and undergo weekly testing.

The ETS is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on

Proskauer’s Steven J. Pearlman will join a webinar on October 19 with Carol Miaskoff—Legal Counsel to the EEOC—and Elizabeth Owens Bille of EverFi, titled “A Shifting Landscape of Workplace Challenges.”

Steven will focus on how the pandemic has impacted the employment law landscape, exploring ways to prevent harassment and discrimination in the virtual and hybrid workplace,

On September 23, 2021, New York State issued updated model airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans for employer use pursuant to the HERO Act.

As we previously reported, the HERO Act requires all employers in New York to implement certain safety standards and adopt a prevention plan to protect against the spread of airborne

On September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an Emergency Temporary Standard that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to provide a negative COVID-19 test result at least

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that all healthcare workers in New York State must receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 27, 2021. The mandate includes staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, adult care, and other congregate care settings.  In connection with this announcement, the