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November 30, 2021
On November 12, 2021, that federal appeals court “permanently” enjoined (blocked) the implementation of OSHA’s rules.  As a result of the court’s decision, OSHA has paused its own enforcement of the rules—a fact noted on their website. At present, OSHA’s pause is temporary because OSHA expects the federal court’s “permanent” injunction to be eventually overturned, as do several other legal observers.  In fact, related litigation is pending before a different court of appeal—and these cases may eventually make it up to the U.S. Supreme Court. So, this may not be the end of the federal OSHA rules.
November 24, 2021
With the new year around the corner, we will continue to ensure that you are up to date on California employment laws that become effective in 2022. This update will focus on California wage and hour law, where non-compliance can result in criminal charges and potential imprisonment. While well-meaning employers are likely not the target of this revision, it serves as an important reminder for employers to check their wage and hour compliance.
November 11, 2021
Buying or acquiring a business is stressful. But one of the most critical things a buyer can do is engage in a deliberate, methodological, and meaningful due diligence process before closing a prospective transaction. Due diligence is the homework that helps ensure all parties are making informed decisions, especially the buyer.
November 10, 2021
On Thursday, November 5, 2021, federal OSHA published a vaccinate-or-testing mandate for employers with 100 or more employees. The new rules are voluminous, and from the start, were bound to be controversial and subject to legal challenge. One such challenge has temporarily succeeded—at least for now—as a federal court of appeal has temporarily stayed (halted) the implementation of these federal OSHA rules.

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