On August 17, 2021, in Canaday vs. The Anthem Companies, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit became the first appellate court to hold that individuals with a connection to the forum state may only join a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has waded into the fray to argue that an apparent conflict in state laws related to marijuana use and unemployment benefits should be resolved in favor of terminated workers seeking benefits.
Masking is back at the forefront of discussion following July 27, 2021, revised guidance from the CDC recommending that even fully vaccinated individuals should resume wearing masks in “public indoor settings” in areas of the U.S. that have “substantial” or “high” COVID-19 transmission rates.
President Biden announced on July 26 that Americans experiencing “long COVID-19” symptoms may qualify as having a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), based on guidance issued jointly by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”).
On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order aimed at “promoting competition in the American economy.” A press release that preceded the issuance of the executive order stated the White House’s intention to “[m]ake it easier to change […]
On May 5, 2021, the Department announced a final rule withdrawing the proposed new rule, which the DOL characterized as overly employer-friendly, inconsistent with the purpose of the FLSA, and disruptive to the settled law.
One of the most common is whether employers can inquire about whether their employees have been vaccinated. Employers are wise to seek legal counsel regarding this issue, as any medical inquiry by an employer could give rise to legal risks.