June 11, 2021On June 10, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) applicable to employers of employees who perform healthcare services and support, and revised guidance for all other employers. OSHA expressly acknowledges that the CDC no longer requires most employers to continue taking steps to protect their vaccinated workers but states employers must continue to take steps to protect unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers.
May 12, 2021The federal government has issued its Interim Final Rule regarding implementation of the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Fiscal Recovery Funds) established under the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.
May 05, 2021Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Perry MacLennan on May 27, from 12-1 PM, for a mid-year employment law update.
April 29, 2021On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Governor McMaster signed into law the COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act. South Carolina became the 23rd state to pass similar legislation and many others are considering it. We have previously discussed on our webinars the importance of this bill and this is welcome news for South Carolina businesses.
April 23, 2021Employers considering mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for their employee population may decide the practical issues giving rise to such a mandate would not be worth it, at least at this time. Many reasons justify a mandatory vaccination policy, such as a vulnerable client population, protecting other employees, and, frankly, removing the need for quarantining during a possible COVID-19 exposure or addressing other staffing issues that all employers have been experiencing since the onset of the pandemic. While an employer is legally permitted in certain circumstances to require its employees to have a COVID-19 vaccination, should the employer do so?
April 09, 2021On March 27, 2020, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, providing relief to a wide array of individuals and industries. Included in the CARES Act were certain provisions related to the Bankruptcy Code. Of note, the CARES Act:
March 15, 2021The Biden Administration has directed a number of changes that impact employers under Administrative Agency action as well as the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). We are highlighting a few of those here to alert employers and will cover them more in-depth in later blogs or our seminars.