Karen is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. with a practice that currently focuses on mediation. Prior to engaging in mediation, Karen practiced litigation for more than 35 years, focusing on all aspects of employment-related litigation, as well as litigation relating to business, commercial, professional, non-profit and director liability matters.
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued an order staying the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers of 100 or more to record vaccination status of its employees and require masking and weekly testing for non-vaccinated employees. The Supreme Court issued a stay of the […]Read More
As you may have heard, the Federal Court of Appeals has reinstated the OSHA vaccine or test Emergency Temporary Standard for employers with 100 or more employees. Almost immediately, OSHA has announced that it will move forward with enforcement of the Emergency Temporary Standard but did issue a new schedule. […]Read More
Late Friday, November 12, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals put a “Stay,” or hold, on the implementation of the OSHA vaccine/testing regulations. The Federal Courts are expected to consolidate the numerous court challenges to the OSHA vaccine/testing regulations into one circuit. Which Circuit Court will address all of these […]Read More
The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) regarding mandatory vaccinations and testing for all employers of 100 or more employees was announced on November 4, 2021, although it will not be officially published until November 5, 2021. Some of the basic provisions of the ETS are as follows: All employers with […]Read More
Congress’ COVID-19 relief legislation which is currently pending will have some effects on employers. As you may have read or as you already may know, this relief package includes direct payments to individuals, the extension of the enhanced unemployment benefits, and additional money for the PPP relief. Unfortunately, some provisions […]Read More
You cannot miss the weekly allegations in the news of sexual harassment against high-profile individuals. These public high profile allegations should cause every company, large or small, to review their own policies on sexual harassment and other unlawful harassment and to review their employee training. Just having a policy is […]Read More