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.

5/26/2022 | California Supreme Court Rules that Meal- and Rest-Period Premiums Constitute Wages

Earlier this week, in the latest of a line of cases expanding the scope of potential liability for California employers in wage-and-hour litigation, the California Supreme Court ruled that premiums owed to employees for violations of the meal and rest break requirements constitute wages under California law.  Read more.


5/11/2022 | Washington Enacts a New Pay Transparency Law

Currently, seven states require employers to provide (either proactively or upon request) a position’s wage or salary information to applicants, and, in some cases, to employees.  Read more.


4/26/2022 | Washington Prohibits Most Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Provisions

Under Washington law, employers are already prohibited from requiring employees sign nondisclosure agreements that restrict their ability to disclose workplace sexual harassment and assault.  Read more.


4/14/2022 | Ohio Enacts Changes to Its Overtime Pay Requirements

Like the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Ohio’s overtime law requires that employees be paid 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.  Read more.


4/13/2022 | New York Mandates That Employees Be Informed of Electronic Monitoring

New York recently amended the state’s Civil Rights Law to require employers to provide their employees with prior notice of any telephone, email or internet monitoring.  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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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

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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