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Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Breaking Down The OSHA ETS A Little Further—Employer-Provided Paid Leave

Yesterday, I told you that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) providing guidance to the federal COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing mandate for employers with 100 or more employees. Oh, you missed it? No worries. I posted the announcement, general overview, and coverage of what constitutes 100+…
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Large Employers, the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Has Dropped!

Today is the day! No, not Halloween (yes, all my kid’s candy is gone). Not my birthday. Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) effectuating President Biden’s Executive Order requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submitting…
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Working Women Still Suffering “Death by 1,000 Cuts”

While overt sexual harassment persists, less discussed—but no less significant—is the problem that women trying to ascend the corporate, partnership, and/or management level often suffer “death by a thousand cuts,” which delays their advancement and contributes to their decisions to leave the workplace. That’s the theme of this past Sunday’s New York Times article “How…
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OSHA Is About To Drop Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

Finally! After President Biden dropped a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine/testing order on September 9, 2021, large employers have been waiting patiently for guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). President Biden’s new vaccination/testing mandate told employers with 100+ employees that OSHA would provide guidance: The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing…
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Administrators, Not Ministers—Bostock Bars Discriminatory Termination of Drama Teacher at Catholic High School

Last week, a federal judge ruled in favor of a gay former drama teacher who lost his job at Charlotte Catholic High School after he announced on social that he and his male partner were getting married. A federal court in North Carolina deemed the organization’s actions discriminatory on the basis of sex. Even though…
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ICYMI—Webinar Recording of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Considerations At Work

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use by people 16 years of age and older. Yet, COVID-19 cases are still surging throughout most of the country thanks to the Delta Variant. Eager to get bodies back in office chairs, more employers are developing and implementing COVID-19…
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COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Exemptions—It’s a Process

The interactive process, that is. Doctors writing bogus opt-out letters. An online religious exemption package for sale with “a personalized exemption letter” and “a signed attestation of faith from Pastor David,” which my partner Eric Meyer wrote about a few weeks ago. Bogus claims that a drug that treats parasitic worms in livestock as a…
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Employers Considering Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Programs, We Have a FREE Webinar For You

The other day, we told you that – holy cow! – the FDA approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for folks 16 and up—it’s no longer for emergency use only. Anticipating a spike in employers mandating workplace COVID-19 vaccines, we discussed an employer’s top concerns and considerations. If you missed it, you can read it here.…
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The FDA Is In! Will More Employers Start Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Programs?

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for folks 16 and up. (Source). This is big news! Huge! Especially for employers. Why? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) advised employers in May 2021 that employers could require all employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We delved into the EEOC’s vaccine…
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Employer Tools In the Fight Against COVID-19: Paid COVID-19 Vaccine and Sick Leave

As the Delta variant surges, and “breakthrough” infections become more commonplace, employers may want to revisit the concept of providing paid sick leave. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people infected with the Delta variant can transmit it to others, according to CDC guidance here. In fact, “[t]he greatest risk of…
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RICHARD COHEN
Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States.

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AMY EPSTEIN GLUCK
Amy Epstein Gluck has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, “wrongful terminations” and other EEO matters; representation at the EEOC level; advising employers about discrimination laws and how to remain in compliance, and employment negotiations.

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