#WorkforceWednesday: Readying Vaccine Policies, ACA’s Fate @SCOTUS, Jury Trials Shut Down

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 188


It’s #WorkforceWednesday! This week, the next big challenge for employers—vaccine policy readiness. We also look at how the U.S. Supreme Court might rule on two employee benefits-related issues.

It’s Time to Ready Your Vaccine Policy (Video)

News that a potential COVID-19 vaccine could be imminent brings employers to their next challenge: workplace vaccine policies and procedures. Attorneys Jennifer Barna and Nathaniel Glasser tell us more. You can also read about the issues in Business Insider (subscription required).

SCOTUS to Decide on the ACA and ERISA Preemption (Podcast)

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a much-anticipated case that could decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. The Court is also tackling ERISA preemption this term. Attorneys Stuart Gerson and Tim Murphy break down the issues in a recent podcast. Learn more here.

States Return to Jury Trial Shutdowns

Many states that had been taking first steps toward resuming jury trials are now shutting down those experiments because of the spike in COVID-19 cases. These jurisdictions include New York, New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Texas, among others. Here’s what businesses can expect.

While these shutdowns are disappointing, judges in Texas remind us “We’ll Be Back,” in a light-hearted Hamilton parody that we hope you brings you a smile this #WorkforceWednesday.

Other Highlights

Rolling Back to Stricter COVID-19 Rules

Dive deeper into updated COVID-19 restrictions in a few jurisdictions:

Rules of the Road: Return to Work in the Time of COVID-19

Returning to the physical workplace safely and in a compliant manner is essential to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Use the 10 “Rules of the Road” to help guide your organizations and employees through this transition. This week, we’re featuring rule 10:

Rule #10: Don’t Be Creepy™

WORKFORCE (re)imagined.

Employers are strategically preparing for business beyond the pandemic. Stay up to date as you reimagine your workforce.

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