A jury in Kentucky recently awarded $450,000 to a worker who was fired when he experienced a panic attack after his employer threw him a workplace birthday party against his wishes. The jury rejected…

On March 3, 2022 the President signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. This new law – which went into effect upon signing – permits an employee to forgo arbitration for claims of sexual harassment…

In a recent case, an Illinois federal jury sided with the employer in a retrial over a U.S. Army reservist/employee’s claim that the employer, Volvo Group North America LLC, had wrongfully fired her because of her military service in violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create an estimated 800,000 good-paying jobs that will expand the middle class, revitalize our nation’s transportation, communications and utilities systems and build a more resilient, reliable, and environmentally sound future.

Recent changes in Virginia marijuana laws impact job applicants, employees, and employers.  Virginia has decriminalized simple marijuana possession and is seeking to ensure workers are not harmed by past convictions. If you are an employer looking to refine your workplace policies, or if you or a family member have been denied employment or educational opportunities because of a marijuana charge, we can help.

Last week, the Supreme Court blocked the federal mandate requiring workers employed by private businesses with 100 or more employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination series or submit weekly negative COVID tests to enter the workplace.

The CDC issued new guidance regarding quarantine times after a confirmed exposure or positive test for COVID.  The guidance is based on research that shows an infected person is most contagious 1 to 2 days prior to the onset of symptoms and 2 to 3 days after.

As 2021 draws to a close, employers are wading through a sea of headlines and contradictions when it comes to implementing vaccine mandates. Here’s what you need to know.

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