Alerts & News

Watch the recording of “OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating Vaccination for Employers with 100+ Employees”

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, Client Roundtables, COVID-19 Resource Center by Janette Ekanem, Peter Moser, Catherine Reuben, Scott A. Roberts, David Wilson

HRW’s Janette Ekanem, Pete Moser, Catherine Reuben, Scott Roberts, Dave Wilson discussed the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). They reviewed the requirements of the law, the status of pending legal challenges, and issues related to reasonable accommodations of religion... MORE

Webinar and Information on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating Vaccination for Employers with 100+ Employees

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, COVID-19 Resource Center, Legal Insights by Janette Ekanem, Peter Moser, Catherine Reuben, David Wilson

Pursuant to the ETS, employers with at least 100 employees must either (1) adopt a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy or (2) adopt a policy that requires employees to either choose to get vaccinated or undergo weekly testing and wear a face covering at work. The... MORE

Massachusetts Provides Updated Poster Regarding Newly Extended and Expanded COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, COVID-19 Resource Center, Legal Insights by Peter Moser, Catherine Reuben, Alicia Ward

The law, which was set to expire on September 30, 2021, and which required employers to provide up to one week of reimbursable paid leave to employees for certain COVID-19 related reasons, was extended through April 1, 2022 (or earlier if funding is exhausted) and... MORE

Recent Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Updates

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, COVID-19 Resource Center, Legal Insights by Kathleen Berney, Catherine Reuben, Alicia Ward

Key Changes As of October 1, 2021, the average weekly wage for Massachusetts increased to $1,694.24 from $1,487.78. By October 1 of each year, the DFML must adjust the maximum weekly paid family or medical leave (PFML) benefit to be 64% of the state average... MORE

Massachusetts Extends COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, COVID-19 Resource Center, Legal Insights by Alicia Ward, Kathleen Berney, Mark Macchi, Peter Moser

On September 29, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker signed House Bill 4127 (Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2021). This emergency law extends the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave program through April 1, 2022.  Effective October 1, 2021, in addition to the reasons employees were... MORE

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