COVID-19 UPDATE: THE EEOC ISSUES NEW CAREGIVER DISCRIMINATION GUIDANCE

On March 14, 2022, the EEOC published new guidance applying existing federal discrimination law (ADA, Title IV, ADEA, GINA, etc.) principles involving caregivers to situations related to the pandemic.  While the guidance does not have the force of law, it provides insight as to how federal and state agencies (which often follow EEOC guidance) may […]

NEBRASKA EMPLOYER VACCINE MANDATE EXEMPTION LAW

On February 28, 2022, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB906 into law, with an effective date of today, March 1, 2022. The new law obligates employers who require applicants or employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to allow for an exemption to the vaccination requirement. An employer must provide an exemption if: (1) the applicant or […]

PARTNER TORREY GERDES WAS ISSUE EDITOR FOR THE EMPLOYMENT LAW EDITION OF THE NEBRASKA LAWYER

Baylor Evnen Partner Torrey Gerdes served as issue editor of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s (NSBA) annual employment law edition of The Nebraska Lawyer published in December 2021. This follows Torrey’s continued service as a member of the Executive Committee of the NSBA’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Section, to which she was recently elected […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: COURT STAYS OSHA ETS AND LIFTS CMS VACCINE MANDATE INJUNCTIONS

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of OSHA’s ETS obligating employers with 100 or more employees to require vaccination of their employees or alternatively require testing and masking of unvaccinated workers. As such, employers are not obligated to vaccinate their employees, require masks or testing unless a different federal, state […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: IT’S TIME TO COMPLY WITH THE OSHA ETS VACCINE OR TEST MANDATE

Update 1.14.22 | The Supreme Court issued a stay of OSHA’s ETS on January 13, 2022.  Read more here. Without a stay from the Supreme Court, employers with 100 or more employees must comply with the majority of the OSHA ETS beginning yesterday, January 10, 2022. Click here to find a summary of the ETS […]

ATTORNEY SUSAN FOSTER PUBLISHED IN THE NEBRASKA LAWYER FOR FEATURE ARTICLE, “THE POWER OF WORKPLACE CULTURE: LESSONS FROM A PANDEMIC”

Baylor Evnen Attorney Susan Foster wrote a feature article for The Nebraska Lawyer November/December 2021 issue entitled “The Power of Workplace Culture: Lessons From a Pandemic”. It is often through crises that we learn critical lessons about the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. As employment lawyers, our practice includes assisting our employer clients […]
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