Posts Tagged ‘Christine Nentwig’

Webinar: Vaccine Mandate Compliance

access_time Posted on: November 11th, 2021

The White House earlier today (November 4th, 2021) announced the release of: 1) OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to require workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly; 2) Vaccination requirements for healthcare workers at facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid facilities; and 3) Extension of the deadline for federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated from December 8, 2021 to January 4, 2022.   Highlights of the nearly 500 page OSHA rule for large employers include: As of January 4, 2022: Employees must be vaccinated or be tested weekly – at their own expense;… read more »

DreamWrights’ “Next Fall”

access_time Posted on: November 7th, 2021

The play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, but it is not your typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to. Performance Dates: November 4th, 5th, and 6th at 7 p.m. November 7th at 3 p.m In advance: General Admission: $15 Tickets at the door: $17 General admission tickets are first-come, first-serve seating. Theatre doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. All persons over 3 must be masked regardless of vaccination status while in… read more »

DreamWrights’ “Next Fall”

access_time Posted on: November 6th, 2021

The play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, but it is not your typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to. Performance Dates: November 4th, 5th, and 6th at 7 p.m. November 7th at 3 p.m In advance: General Admission: $15 Tickets at the door: $17 General admission tickets are first-come, first-serve seating. Theatre doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. All persons over 3 must be masked regardless of vaccination status while in… read more »

DreamWrights’ “Next Fall”

access_time Posted on: November 5th, 2021

The play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, but it is not your typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to. Performance Dates: November 4th, 5th, and 6th at 7 p.m. November 7th at 3 p.m In advance: General Admission: $15 Tickets at the door: $17 General admission tickets are first-come, first-serve seating. Theatre doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. All persons over 3 must be masked regardless of vaccination status while in… read more »

Labor & Employment Update: Vaccine Mandate Rules

access_time Posted on: November 4th, 2021

Article Updated 11/10/2021. An update to this article can be found HERE. While the Fifth Circuit has issued a temporary stay on implementation of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard for large employers, this is not the final word.  The next step will be for the various lawsuits (there are others pending in the 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, and DC Circuits) to be consolidated and assigned to a single court of appeals – to be chosen by lottery (yes, you read that correctly…).  That process is likely to occur next week, but it may be months before we have a ruling –… read more »

DreamWrights’ “Next Fall”

access_time Posted on: November 4th, 2021

The play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, but it is not your typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to. Performance Dates: November 4th, 5th, and 6th at 7 p.m. November 7th at 3 p.m In advance: General Admission: $15 Tickets at the door: $17 General admission tickets are first-come, first-serve seating. Theatre doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. All persons over 3 must be masked regardless of vaccination status while in… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Governor Wolf’s Closure Order

access_time Posted on: March 24th, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in PA to close their physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order was put in effect on Thursday, March 19th and updated on Saturday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 24. View Governor Wolf’s order HERE.View an updated list of industry subsections and groups that may or may not continue physical operations HERE. If you would like clarification on the closure order or assistance in completing a waiver, please contact a CGA Law Firm attorney (CGA attorneys).

COVID-19 Update: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

access_time Posted on: March 21st, 2020

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which provides free COVID-19 testing, increases Medicaid funding, and expands food security initiatives and support for those impacted by the COVID-19 public emergency.  The law also provides paid leave and enhances access to unemployment insurance for employees. The key provisions impacting employers are summarized below.   Emergency Paid Sick Leave ActThe section of the law entitled “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act,” requires employers to provide employees with paid sick leave for absences related to COVID-19 until December 31, 2020. Covered Employers: Defined as private employers with fewer than 500 employees and government… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Workplace Response to COVID-19/ Coronavirus

access_time Posted on: March 17th, 2020

As of this writing, the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. There are nearly 1700 cases in the US and 22 cases in Pennsylvania. That number is expected to continue to rise, particularly as testing protocols improve. On a local level, Pennsylvania has experienced multiple school and business closures, Maryland and Ohio have suspended public school classes, and in nearby Montgomery County all schools, gyms, and daycare centers have closed and officials are asking all non-essential businesses to offer paid sick leave and allow employees to work from home.  Nationally, numerous resorts, theme parks and cruise lines… read more »

DOL Opinion Letter Clarifies Designation of FMLA Leave Questions

access_time Posted on: March 27th, 2019

Article by: Christine E. Nentwig, Esquire As many of you likely recall, following a Ninth Circuit decision in 2014 (Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc.), there was a question regarding whether an employee could choose to decline designation of a leave as FMLA, even if the leave was otherwise clearly qualifying. In that case, the court held that an employee could decline to use FMLA leave for qualifying time off. While in that case the holding was a “win” for the employer (since the case centered on the employee’s claim that even if she asked the employer not to designate… read more »