Michael J. Ritter was a guest on the State Bar of Texas podcast “Legal Talk Network”. Rocky Dhir spoke to State Bar and TYLA presidents Laura Gibson and Michael Ritter about their plans for the coming year, particularly involving attorney succession planning, mental health and wellness, public education on legal processes, and much more.
Laura Gibson is a member of Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and the Managing Partner of the Houston office and State Bar of Texas 2022-23 president-elect. Michael J. Ritter is senior counsel at Schmoyer Reinhard LLP and TYLA 2022-23 president-elect.
In this new podcast episode, Trey Cammack discusses recently updated EEOC guidance regarding caregivers. Trey reviews some examples of how the guidance applies, case law, and practical considerations for employers.
In this episode, Trey Cammack discusses a new law signed by President Biden titled “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” Trey further discusses updating policies related to this Act and updated language to Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code that codifies the definition of sexual harassment. Future episode topics, including new EEOC guidance and upcoming episodes on cyber security, are also previewed.
In this episode, Trey Cammack discusses the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” and its implications for employers once signed by President Biden. Trey further provides an update on Supreme Court Rulings last month on OSHA’s ETS and CMS’ Final Rule, including the deadline for compliance for healthcare settings under CMS’ rule in the State of Texas.
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews three separate nationwide preliminary injunctions on federal mandates for COVID-19 vaccine and testing in the workplace. These separate injunctions apply to CMS’s Interim Final Rule, OSHA’s ETS, and the vaccine mandate established for federal contractors pursuant to Executive Order 14042. Trey discusses some practical considerations for employers in light of the current stays and litigation.
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews current injunctions, filings, challenges, and the legal status of mandates for vaccinations. The discussion includes pending challenges to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Interim Final Rule, and Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors.
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews the current status of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on mandatory testing and vaccinations for employers with over 100 employees, including active litigation regarding OSHA’s ETS. Trey further discusses the status of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s Interim Final Rule regarding mandatory vaccines. Updated deadlines on federal contractor mandates and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force are further discussed. Lastly, he discusses a brief before the Fifth Circuit on public policy exception to the at will doctrine related to vaccine mandates in Texas.
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews the November 4, 2021 Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard for mandatory vaccination and testing requirements for employers with a 100 or more employees. The discussion includes an analysis of the language from the Federal Register, upcoming compliance deadlines, and considerations for employers to watch.
In this episode, Trey Cammack discusses the most recent Executive Order from President Biden before covering the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance for federal contractors. Further analyzed is Governor Abbott’s most recent two Executive Orders, GA-39 and GA-40, and their prohibitions on mandatory vaccinations.
In this episode, Trey Cammack discusses yesterday’s announcement by President Biden that OSHA will be issuing emergency temporary standards requiring all employers with a 100 or more employees to provide vaccinations or routine testing for COVID-19.
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews current guidance, updated case law, and practical considerations for employers who are considering mandating vaccines or incentivizing employees to get vaccinated.
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews law, regulations, and practical considerations related to determining whether or not an employee has received their vaccine, including permissible methods to request this information and considerations for protecting any information collected.
With the new changes to sexual harassment legislation going into effect on September 01, 2021, it’s essential that you understand them. Join Preferred Counsel’s Host, Morgan Matson, and guest host, Counsel at Schmoyer Reinhard LLP, Trey Cammack as they discuss the extension of the statute of limitations on sexual harassment claims, a broader definition of employers and the timeline of employer responsiveness to a claim. Tune in to hear how this new liability for sexual harassment will change the workplace.
Welcome to the very first episode of the Schmoyer Reinhard Employment Law Podcast! In our first episode, Trey Cammack discusses updated guidance from the CDC regarding fully vaccinated persons and OSHA regarding mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Further, this episode covers guidance from the State of Texas for fully vaccinated persons and an Executive Order from Governor Abbott regarding mask mandates by public employers.
With the new, no-mask mandate set by Texas Governor Abbott on May 18, 2021, what are employers to do with vaccines and the tangled Covid web? Join Preferred Counsel’s host, Morgan Matson, and guest host, Counsel at Schmoyer Reinhard LLP, Trey Cammack as they discuss how employers are navigating mask-wearing and Covid-19 vaccination within their employees. Tune in to hear how certain laws differ among private and public governmental entities.
In this webinar, Lanita S. Morgan and Michael J. Ritter address how employers can make tactical and strategic decisions on employment issues and recordkeeping in an increasingly virtual work world. Our discussion covers how employers can implement processes and procedures to ensure their documentation is legally helpful during any agency investigation and persuasive to judges and juries in the event of litigation.
In this Schmoyer Reinhard LLP webinar, we discuss the legal issues employers are likely to encounter as workforces return to in-office work during the ongoing pandemic. This will encompass considerations for employers preparing to comply with the pending temporary emergency orders from OSHA regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and the like. Our discussion covers recent guidance from the EEOC, the CDC, and OSHA related to employers’ policies and practices. Additionally, we discuss the most recent Texas Legislative session and its impact and future implications on employers.
In this webinar, we discuss the legal issues employers are likely to encounter when faced with unforeseen circumstances and as their workforces return to work, or return to in-office work, during the ongoing pandemic. Our discussion emphasizes the ways in which the ADA, FMLA, OSH Act, Texas Labor Code, and other labor and employment laws relate to employers’ policies on vaccination, testing, time off requests, pay, reasonable accommodations, worker’s compensation, remote work arrangements, and the like. Additionally, we discuss President Biden’s new Executive Orders and their impact and future implications on employers as well as employment law lessons learned during our recent weather crisis.