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Vaccine Mandate – Do I Have to Comply? What if an Employee Requests an Accommodation?

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer, Mark A. Pihart and Sydney G. Courrier-Oaster

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a widely anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with at least 100 employees to ensure its employees are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly. Employees must be fully vaccinated or commence weekly testing by January 4, 2022. Covered employers must begin complying with the ...

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WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP – AUGUST 2021

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer, Chelsea A. Ahmann and Olivia M. Cooper

In this edition of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, our Employment Litigation Newsletter, we take a look at what’s happening in the news related to the Delta variant and CDC mask recommendations. We also review employment updates to COVID-19 vaccinations, the independent contractor rule, “anti-hacking” law, and non-compete agreements. Click here to read the issue!

Client Alert

Wit and Wisdom of Winthrop – March 2021

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer, Chelsea A. Ahmann and Olivia M. Cooper

In this edition of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, our Employment Litigation Newsletter, look for answers to the top three questions we’re seeing from employers about the COVID-19 vaccine, and the status of Van Buren v. United States, in which the Supreme Court is considering the issue of employee misuse of access to information. Click ...

Event

The New Norm: Maintaining Productivity While Working From Home

Employment Counseling attorney Laura Pfeiffer will present a webinar on “The New Norm: Maintaining Productivity While Working From Home” for Marsh & McLennan Agency on January 27, 2021. The webinar will be the third in a three-part series on the Employment Law Landscape of 2021, and will cover remote work/telecommuting policies and the nuances of having a ...

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST
Event

The Women in Law & Leadership Summit

Attorneys Aimée Dayhoff and Laura Pfeiffer will explore the obstacles, risks and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women and minority leaders.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Client Alert

Wit and Wisdom of Winthrop – October 2020

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer and Chelsea A. Ahmann

In this edition of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, our Employment Litigation Newsletter, look for information on our new mediation practice, the upcoming Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness application deadline, how to avoid litigation resulting from employees’ social media posts and more! Click here to read the issue!

Client Alert

Supreme Court Rules: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Illegal

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

On June 15th, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is illegal under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and ...

Client Alert

Guidance for Minnesota Employers: Safely Returning to Work

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

Minnesota’s stay at home order and social distancing measures have helped slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state. Recognizing the economic impact of these life-saving measures, especially for employees in non-critical sectors or without the ability to work from home, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-40, effective April 27, 2020, as a first step ...

Client Alert

CARES Act Summary: Increased and Expanded Unemployment Insurance Benefits

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

NOTE: The information in this Alert is current as of April 7, 2020, 8:00 am Central Time. This is a rapidly-evolving situation and circumstances and guidance may change. President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides $2.2 trillion of ...

Client Alert

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What It Means for Employers

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

Effective as of April 1, 2020 and providing leave benefits through December 31, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Response Act”) includes several key provisions impacting employers and their employees regarding paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave. This Alert provides a summary of the key provisions.

Client Alert

Employer Policy Considerations for COVID-19

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

As COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, becomes more widespread throughout the United States, employers must consider and implement policies to combat COVID-19 transmission in the workplace and protect their employees. If you do not currently have policies in place, below are some of the primary issues to consider.

Client Alert

Wit and Wisdom of Winthrop – February 2020

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer and Chelsea A. Ahmann

Welcome to the first issue of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, a newsletter covering topics and issues in employment litigation. Within these newsletters, our team will share recent and upcoming deadlines, descriptions of developing case law that may be relevant to your business, lessons learned from real-life examples, all from the perspective of our employment ...

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