Jim Anelli

Five Things Employers Must Know About Their Workplaces, the Raging Covid-19 Pandemic and OSHA’s Emergency Rule Status

1.  On Friday, December 17, several states appealed the Sixth Circuit’s decision to vacate the stay on OSHA’s emergency mandatory vaccine rule (the Rule) for large employers with over 100 employees to the United States Supreme Court. They are asking the Supreme Court to enjoin enforcement of the Rule. On Saturday, the U.S. Department of …

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Is This the Year the Independent Contractor Wall Comes Tumbling Down?

For more than a decade, a war has been raging between companies and workers who want to utilize an independent contractor relationship on one hand, and labor unions and governments that seek to reclassify millions of such workers as employees on the other. On May 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rescinded a …

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2021 Brings Uncertainty to Vaccination Process

As the COVID-19 virus has shown, even just a few weeks’ time can create unpredictable developments. With the arrival of 2021, and the slow vaccine roll out, questions have arisen over when most Americans will be vaccinated. Coupled with the recent surge of cases in late 2020 and new “variant strains” of the virus that are much …

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