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.

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10/3/2022 | California Supplemental Sick Leave Extended Again

Late last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 152, which extends COVID-19 supplemental sick leave through December 31, 2022.   Read more.


9/28/2022 | California Requires Additional Pay Disclosures

On September 27, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1162 into law, which significantly expands California’s current pay and data transparency reporting requirements for employers.   Read more.


8/16/2022 | Deja Vu: HHS’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under ACA Section 1557

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability by health programs and activities funded or administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Read more.


8/10/2022 | Michigan Employers Need to Be Aware of Changes to the State’s Wage and Hour Laws

Employers in Michigan should remain vigilant with respect to recent, dramatic changes to the state’s wage and hour laws, which include raising the minimum wage to $12.00 an hour, phasing out the tipped employee wage classification, and creating new sick leave obligations for employers.  Read more.


7/27/2022 | Colorado Drastically Restricts the Use of Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements

Colorado has significantly revised its laws concerning noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants and has drastically narrowed employers’ ability to both use and enforce them.  Read more.

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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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Vorys at Work Events

Upcoming Event: Columbus and Cincinnati Benefits Conferences

The Vorys Benefits Conferences were designed and developed specifically for in-house benefits professionals. During these half-day programs, the Vorys benefits team will provide updates and valuable insights regarding a variety of benefits-related topics and the opportunity to network with our Vorys employee benefits attorneys and in-house benefits professionals. 

The Columbus event will take place on September 15, 2022 and the Cincinnati event will take place on September 27, 2022. 

This program is pending approval for 3.75 (general) credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. This course is also pending approval by the Kentucky Bar Association and The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.75 total CLE hours instruction. Register now!

To learn more or to register, click here.

Webinar on Demand: Proactive Strategies to Address Unionization Attempts

The marked increase in unionization efforts nationally is obvious; but solutions that will address the cause, rather than the effects, of such unionization efforts are less clear. For decades, employees have turned to labor unions when they feel their company is not listening to their collective demands. Employees now have a renewed interest in communicating with labor unions to act on their behalf when they do not get what they want. For their part, unions are focusing organizational efforts on industries that have not traditionally been unionized.  In this session, Dan Clark and Michael Shoenfelt addressed the proactive measures companies can take now to address potential unionization.

To learn more or to watch a recording, click here.

Vorys at Work Podcast

Special Episode: OSHA Vaccine Mandate

In special edition of the Vorys at Work Podcast, we present a previously recorded webinar which focused on the OSHA’s Private-Sector Vaccination/Testing Mandate. Vorys Partner and host Chaz Billington introduces the episode as well and provides recent updates to the emergency temporary standard (ETS). Throughout this episode Vorys labor and employment attorneys from our COVID-19 task force will discuss how the ETS will impact your business and the legal challenges you may face with the new requirements and will also address the rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring workers at Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities to be vaccinated. Play episode.


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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