Blog Post
By Dena B. Calo and Erik P. Pramschufer

As service industry employers are aware, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its implementing regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) allow for employers to take a credit against their minimum wage obligations if an employee regularly receives tips. This is referred to as a “tip credit.”

Blog Post
By Jason Tremblay and Alexander Reich

On December 17, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved the previously-issued stay on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine or testing requirement for private employers with at least 100 employees.

Blog Post
By Harriet E. Cooperman and Judith B. Kassel

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, a federal judge in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the enforcement of the federal mandate that obligates many federal contractors and subcontractors to require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As discussed in a previous Alert, the federal contractor vaccine requirement stems from the Executive Order 14024 (“EO 14204”), requiring the creation of a Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) contract clause mandating that covered contractor employees be fully vaccinated. As a result of this court action, the mandate, which was due to go into effect on January 4, 2022, will be held in abeyance nationwide pending a final determination by the district court. There is a possibility, however, that an appellate court may decide to vacate the injunction. It is expected that the Biden administration will push to have this injunction vacated expeditiously.

Blog Post
By Alexander Reich and Jason Tremblay

With the calendar flipping to December, businesses should take stock of their employment policies and practices in preparation for the new year. Below we identify a few issues (other than COVID-19-related issues) that employers should have on their radar as 2021 comes to a close.

Sexual Harassment Training

There are only a few weeks left to conduct the required annual sexual harassment prevention training.