President Biden’s “Vaccine Mandate”: Important Information for Employers

Earlier this month President Biden issued two Executive Orders along with guidance to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in support of his 6-point Path Out of the Pandemic COVID-19 Action Plan. This Plan aims to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 as Americans continue to live through the Pandemic. The… More

A Conversation with Merry Campbell

What We Know Today: the Latest on COVID, Masks, Vaccines and the Return to Work DATE: Thursday, August 5, 2021 TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LOCATION: Via Zoom Co-chair of Shulman Rogers’ Employment Law Group, Merry Campbell, will lead a discussion and address many of the pressing issues facing employers today, including: Vaccines Can/should… More

New Urgent Push from Federal Government to Increase Vaccination Rates/DC Reinstates Mask Mandate

Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced new urgent plans to increase vaccination rates.  Of particular note to employers: Every federal government employee and onsite contractor will be asked to attest to their vaccination status.  If not fully vaccinated, employees and contractors will be required to wear a mask on the job, physically distance from all other employees… More

Biden Signs Executive Order Directing Restrictions on Use of Non-Compete Agreements

On July 9, 2021 President Biden issued Executive Order 14036 – announced as part of a broad government effort to promote competition within the American economy. Remarkably, this Order contains 72 initiatives to be implemented by more than a dozen federal agencies, all focusing on what the Biden administration views as widespread competition problems across… More

LGBTQIA+ Rights in the Workplace & ICYMI- a Recording of our Employment Law Webinar: The Lowdown on Leave Laws

LGBTQIA+ Rights in the Workplace As Pride Month 2021 comes to a close, it also marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County.  In celebration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created new resources and tools to help educate employees, applicants, and employers about their workplace rights. … More

More Government Guidance on Return to Work- EEOC Updates and a Warning About Virginia

Late last week the EEOC updated its COVID- Frequently Asked Questions.  Highlighted updates include guidance on collecting information about vaccine status, mandatory vaccine policies, and offering incentives to encourage vaccinations.  Collecting Information About Vaccine Status Per the EEOC, CONFIRMED that employers CAN ask employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine and may require proof… More