Understanding the Obligations as a “Low Risk” Employer under Virginia’s New COVID-19 Workplace Regulations
In the wake of the Virginia Department of Labor’s Emergency Temporary Standard on worker protection from Covid-19, businesses across the Commonwealth are trying to decipher the more than 45 pages of new regulations to understand what exactly is required of Virginia employers to comply with these new COVID safety regulations. This alert addresses the conditions which must be met for an employer to qualify as “Low” risk, and, where met, the obligations for each such employers.
Virginia’s Groundbreaking COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations
On July 27, 2020, Virginia became the first state to adopt mandatory COVID-19 OSHA safety regulations. Employers are now required to develop and implement a number of precautions and procedures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 at work and to protect the health and safety of their employees.
The U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Dreamers
In a 5-4 decision issued June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Trump Administration’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which currently protects approximately 800,000 immigrants from deportation, was improper.
Navigating Wage and Hour Issues in the COVID Era
Orange County Partner Matthew C. Sgnilek and Resolution Economics partners Robert Crandall and Alison Rose will provide attendees with “practical guidance as to how Legal and HR departments can best manage workplace adjustments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Exciting News About Our Expanded O’Hagan Meyer Team In Philadelphia
O’Hagan Meyer is pleased to announce our expansion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and New Jersey with the addition of John P. Morgenstern and his team to our existing Philadelphia and Wilmington offices.
Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision Expanding Title VII Protections to Bar Discrimination Based on Homosexuality and Gender Identity
On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its watershed decision in the consolidated cases captioned Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, reversing the decision of the Eleventh Circuit and recognizing for the first time that sexual orientation and transgender status are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Returning to the Workplace in Light of COVID-19
Join Jamie Filipovic on Wednesday, June 24th at 4 PM CST as she discusses Returning to the Workplace in Light of COVID-19 for Strides for Peace. Jamie will cover workplace safety, legal considerations to leaves of absence, the ADA, harassment and more.
Join O’Hagan Meyer and Gallagher for a Diversity & Inclusion CLE Webinar
Join employment attorneys Kristine Phillips and Jamie Filipovic for an open discussion on the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the work force and learn practical ways to mitigate implicit bias. This is the perfect webinar for Illinois attorneys looking to complete their required 1 hour diversity/inclusion PR for MCLE reporting.
Favorable Changes to Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness
Last week, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPPFA”), which was signed into law on June 5, 2020. The changes are favorable for borrowers.
Catching Up with O’Hagan Meyer
O’Hagan Meyer is proud to be a founding member of PLAN. As the world continues to battle COVID, we are grateful for our families and for the time we have been able to spend with them. While we are fortunate to be able to telework from the comfort of our homes, we are indebted to all of the frontline health care workers who are protecting our lives while risking their own. For our spotlight, we wanted to share our gratitude and some observations from life on the home front.