The Wisconsin Court of Appeals Deals Another Blow To Post-Employment Restrictions By Invalidating A Common Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Provision

Wisconsin courts do not like post-employment restrictions and this most recent decision attacks a very common requirement intended to prevent employees from stealing confidential information.  We have long advised our clients about these court practices and we recommend employers regularly review and assess their restrictive covenants. In this most recent decision, the Wisconsin Court of…

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Recent EEOC Settlement Cautions Employers on Collecting GINA-Protected Information

Preventing and containing Covid-19 outbreaks in the workplace has become routine for employers over the course of the past two years. A recent settlement announcement from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides employers with a better understanding of whether information regarding employees’ family medical history may be inquired about or collected, as will…

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Updated EEOC Guidance Provides New Standard For Covid-19 Testing

Preventing and containing Covid-19 outbreaks in the workplace has become routine for employers over the course of the past two years. Updated guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides employers with a better understanding of when to test employees.  Previously, employers could require on-site Covid-19 testing of employees at their discretion. However,…

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Biden Administration Abandons Shot-or-Test Mandate For Large Businesses

The Biden Administration has withdrawn its Covid shot-or-test mandate for large businesses.  The mandate, issued by OSHA through an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), requires all employers with 100 or more employees to implement a policy requiring Covid vaccinations or masking and weekly testing for all employees.  That requirement went into effect on January 10, 2022. …

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By Reinstating the Stay of President Biden’s Shot-or-Test Mandate The Supreme Court Signals the End of the OSHA ETS; but, OSHA Enforcement of COVID Mitigation Measures Continues

On the afternoon of Thursday, January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the stay blocking implementation of President Biden’s Shot-or-Test Mandate.  The mandate, issued by OSHA through an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requires all employers with 100 or more employees to implement a policy requiring Covid vaccinations or masking and weekly testing for all…

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Supreme Court Halts President Biden’s Shot-or-Test Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the stay blocking implementation of President Biden’s Shot-or-Test Mandate.  The decision came this morning, Thursday, January 13, 2022, nearly a week after the Court heard oral arguments from both sides on Friday, January 7, 2022. Six justices, led by Chief Justice John Roberts voted in favor of reinstating the…

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New Deadlines for President Biden’s Shot-or-Test Mandate After 6 th Circuit Court of Appeals Lifts Stay

Employers with 100 or more employees will have until January 10, 2022 to comply with the Biden Administration’s vaccine and testing requirements.  OSHA will give companies until February 9, 2022 before issuing citations for violating the ETS provisions.  The enforcement grace period hinges on employers “exercising reasonable, good faith efforts to come into compliance with…

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