On August 8, 2022, a Kentucky federal judge granted two stipulated dismissals filed by plaintiffs in a conditionally certified Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) case—without first reviewing and approving the settlement entered into between the parties. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Beaton’s decision to decline judicial review of the parties’ FLSA settlement is significant because courts […]
After the publication of our Legal Alert on the Supreme Court decision lifting the stay on the Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (the “Rule”) published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”), CMS released additional updates to its interpretive guidance that moved the goalposts (again) for certain states. The new guidance, […]
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Within this $1.9 trillion relief Bill, Congress extended certain previously enacted COVID-19 stimulus package provisions and expanded on previous measures, providing more relief and creating new obligations. Here, we highlight a few key provisions of the Act relevant to employers.
On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. With the PRO Act, House and Senate Democrats seek to amend the National Labor Relations Act. Here, we outline a few key aspects of the legislation. If the PRO Act succeeds in the Senate, it will be […]