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Kentucky Hospital Employees File Suit Over Workplace Vaccine Mandate

Kentucky Hospital Employees File Suit Over Workplace Vaccine Mandate

Coming on the heels of Kentucky’s record-high number of COVID-19 infections, dozens of employees of St. Elizabeth Healthcare filed a lawsuit against the hospital in response to its workplace vaccine mandate.This post was originally published on this site

New York Construction Contractors Liable for Subcontractor Unpaid Wages

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New York Construction Contractors Liable for Subcontractor Unpaid Wages

A new law assigns joint and several liability to prime contractors in actions against a subcontractor for wage and benefit claims. This post was originally published on this site

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$15 Minimum Wage Rate Will Apply to New Federal Contracts

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$15 Minimum Wage Rate Will Apply to New Federal Contracts

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a notice on Sept. 16 explaining new minimum wage rates for employees that perform work on or connected to federal contracts. The rate will increase to $11.25 an hour for existing contracts on Jan 1, 2022. Starting Jan. 30, 2022, the rate will be $15 for work performed […]

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NYC Workers Form Nation’s Largest Union of Legislative Employees

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NYC Workers Form Nation’s Largest Union of Legislative Employees

New York City Council aides became part of a growing trend when they formed the nation’s largest union of legislative employees in August. This post was originally published on this site

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Missouri Law Requires Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence

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Missouri Law Requires Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence

Missouri employers with at least 20 Missouri employees must provide unpaid leave for employees who are victims of domestic or sexual violence, or have family or household members who are victims of such violence.This post was originally published on this site

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Fines Doubled for Mask Mandate Violators

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Fines Doubled for Mask Mandate Violators

Employees commuting on public transportation and on work travel should be aware that fines have been doubled for people who violate the federal mandate to wear masks in airports and on planes, trains and buses. This post was originally published on this site

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Massachusetts High Court Addresses Service Charges Under Tips Act

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Massachusetts High Court Addresses Service Charges Under Tips Act

Claims under the Massachusetts Tips Act are on the rise and a lack of clarity in fee- and tip-related documentation may result in employer liability, including triple…This post was originally published on this site

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COVID-19 Is Not a Disability Under the ADA

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COVID-19 Is Not a Disability Under the ADA

Contracting COVID-19 or being in contact with a COVID-19 infected person does not alone trigger the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia ruled.This post was originally published on this site

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Hot COVID-19 Litigation Summer Could Foreshadow Trouble for Employers

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Hot COVID-19 Litigation Summer Could Foreshadow Trouble for Employers

A sharp increase in pandemic-related workplace litigation this summer could spell trouble for employers.This post was originally published on this site

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Unions Pressure OSHA to Make Temporary COVID-19 Rule Permanent

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Unions Pressure OSHA to Make Temporary COVID-19 Rule Permanent

Unions want to broaden the reach of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for health care settings issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in July to manufacturers and other employers. This post was originally published on this site

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