Vorys At Work

The Vorys labor and employment team has developed an educational platform – Vorys at Work – to provide important updates and training for HR professionals and in house counsel on labor and employment law trends, employee benefits issues, developments, decisions and law changes from across the U.S. From frequent alerts and blog posts to complimentary webinars and podcast episodes, Vorys at Work provides critical information in a vast array of formats. Scroll down to see some of our recent alerts, podcast episodes and upcoming events. To receive updates and invitations from Vorys at Work, click here.


12/1/2021 | Court Blocks Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee

On November 30, 2021, a federal district court in Kentucky temporarily blocked the federal contractor vaccine mandate from taking effect in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.  Read more.


11/24/2021 | Sixth Circuit to Decide Whether to Uphold Stay of OSHA ETS

While most Americans feast on turkey and stuffing this week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will dig in to motions and briefing regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 (the ETS).  Read more.


11/13/2021 | Fifth Circuit extends its block on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard, but the battle is just beginning

As we previously reported on November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a long awaited emergency temporary standard (the ETS) on COVID-19.  Read more.


11/10/2021 | Department of Labor Limits Non-Tipped Work

On October 28, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its Final Rule that limits the amount of time tipped employees can spend in non-tipped activities during periods that an employer utilizes the tip credit.  Read more.


11/5/2021 | OSHA Issues New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Large Employers

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a long awaited emergency temporary standard (the ETS) on COVID-19.  Read more.

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Vorys on Labor Blog

About Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor focuses on traditional labor issues of interest to labor professionals in both the public and private sector. Vorys on Labor will help keep you informed about recent developments at the National Labor Relations Board, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, and in Congress. You can expect to find news and commentary about these developments and many other topics, including the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), union membership, and union organizing.


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11/18/2021 | Cincinnati Labor and Employment Law Update

Please join us for a complimentary program where our speakers will discuss updates on the following:

  • Vaccination mandates and related discrimination and accommodation issues
  • Recent developments in federal employment laws
  • Disability discrimination and requests for accommodation in connection with the ADA
  • Employee benefit matters
  • Strategies for successful management of workers’ compensation claims
  • NLRB developments and compliance with the NLRA
  • Recent updates to OSHA

To learn more and register for this seminar, click here


This program is pending 3.50 (general) credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. It is pending approval in Ohio for 3.50 total CLE hours instruction.



On-Demand Webinar: OSHA’s Private-Sector Vaccination/Testing Mandate

Vorys labor and employment and health care attorneys on hosted a webinar on Monday, November 8, 2021 to discuss the OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which requires certain private-sector companies to regularly test non-vaccinated employees. The ETS states that all businesses and organizations with 100 or more employees must test their employees for COVID-19 on a weekly basis, unless an employee is fully vaccinated. It also requires those same employers to provide paid time off for their employees to get vaccinated or to recover from post-vaccination illness. In this complimentary webinar, presenters discussed how the ETS will impact businesses and the legal challenges businesses may face with the new requirements. 


To listen to an on-demand edition of this complimentary webinar click here.


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Vorys at Work Podcast

Interview with a Plaintiff’s Attorney: Advice from the Other Side of the Pleading

In this edition of the Vorys at Work Podcast, Vorys Partner Chaz Billington is joined by Granovsky & Sundaresh Co-Founder, Alex Granovsky. As a member of the plaintiffs’ bar, Alex provides his unique perspective on common issues, procedures and practices seen in the world employment law today. The conversation touches on topics including recent developments in Ohio employment legislation, mediation strategies, typical employee grievances and more. Play episode.


Ohio’s Tidal Wave of Employment Litigation and How to Prepare

Employers large and small in Ohio have been caught up in a tidal wave of employment litigation following an overhaul of the state’s employment discrimination laws. In this episode Chaz Billington, a partner in Vorys’ labor and employment group, and Angela Simmons, associate general counsel for Parker-Hannifin Corporation, discuss best practices to help your organization prepare to defend itself after being sued.  Play episode.


Data Privacy Important with Employees Working From Home Amid COVID-19

In this episode of “Vorys at Work,” Lisa Pierce Reisz, a partner in the Vorys privacy group, joins Jackie Ford, a partner in the Vorys labor and employment group, to provide an overview of some of the most important privacy issues employers are now facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and offer practical advice for staying ahead of them.  Play episode.


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