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Nationwide Preliminary Injunction on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Enforcing COVID-19 Vaccine Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has granted a preliminary injunction enjoining the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate nationwide. Louisiana et al. v. Becerra et al., No. 3:12-CV-03970 (W.D. La. Nov. 30, 2021). This injunction takes immediate effect. The... More

Seattle Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance

In a growing trend of increasing workplace protections for independent contractors, the Seattle City Council has passed the “Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance,” aimed at increasing pay transparency for the ever-growing gig workforce. The Ordinance goes into effect September 1, 2022. Businesses Covered The... More

Washington Court of Appeals Expands Compensability of Out-of-Town Travel Time for Employees

Washington employers should rethink their policies on paying non-exempt employees for travel time based upon a recent appellate court ruling that travel time for out-of-town travel is considered compensable “hours worked” as a matter of Washington law. Port of Tacoma v. Sacks, No. 54498-9-II (Wash. Ct. App. Sept. 21, 2021... More

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Nicky Jatana is Spotlighted as a Leader in Law Finalist

Nicky Jatana is spotlighted as a 2021 Leaders in Law Finalist in the Labor & Employment category by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Subscription may be required to view article More

Carlos J. Saavedra-Gutiérrez Comments on Puerto Rico Expanding New Vaccine Directive for Private-Sector Employers

Carlos J. Saavedra-Gutiérrez comments on Puerto Rico issuing an executive order expanding vaccination mandates for private-sector companies with 50 or more employees in "Private employees have until today to present evidence of vaccination," published by Microjuris.  Subscription may be required to view article.... More

Patricia Anderson Pryor Comments on Requests for Religious Exemptions From Workplace Vaccination Policies

Patricia Anderson Pryor comments on how companies can respond to faith-based accommodations requests to vaccine mandates in "Religious Covid Vaccine Objections Can Come From 'Church of One,'" published by Bloomberg Law.  Subscription may be required to view article  More