Kastner Westman & Wilkins Shareholders James P. Wilkins, John W. McKenzie and Thomas E. Green were named among the 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers, an attorney rating service designation based on peer recognition and professional achievement, in the category of Employment...
Supreme Court Halts Enforcement of OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate, Upholds Requirements for Healthcare Workers
The Supreme Court of the United States dealt a fatal blow to the federal government’s attempt to require an estimated 84 million employees to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. In its ruling, the high court held that the Occupational Safety and Health...
Kastner Westman & Wilkins attorney Amanda Smith has earned certification as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law from the Ohio State Bar Association. This certification recognizes Smith as having a high level of expertise in her area of practice. She joins Tom...
Sixth Circuit Dissolves Stay on OSHA COVID Vaccine-or-Test Rule; New Deadlines for Enforcement Begin January 10, 2022
Late Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision to dissolve the stay that the Fifth Circuit had placed on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and allow the ETS to take effect. As we’ve previously discussed, the ETS requires, among other things,...
Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of Biden’s Vaccination Mandate for Federal Contractors in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee
President Biden signed Executive Order 14042 on September 9, 2021, mandating that the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force provide guidance regarding adequate COVID-19 safeguards that apply to all federal government contractors and subcontractors. Under the Executive...
Remember to Watch the Clock: Paying Employees For a Few Extra Minutes Can Save Thousands in FLSA Damages and Legal Expenses
A recent case from the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals discussed what preshift activities count as time worked under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA. Under the FLSA and its regulations, the minutes and hours that employees work are considered “hours...
On November 12, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its decision to impose a nationwide stay of the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As we previously covered, the ETS requires employers with...
Three former Kastner Westman & Wilkins law clerks have passed the Ohio Bar Examination and are now associate attorneys at the boutique labor and employment law firm representing management exclusively. Sean A. McKinley, Alissa F. Oduro and Michael R. Tontillo, who...
Back in September, President Biden announced the impending arrival of two emergency regulations that would impose new COVID-19 vaccination requirements on more than 100 million private sector workers. Today, the White House announced December 5, 2021 and January 4,...
Thank you to all of the attendees who joined Thomas E. Green and Michael P. Karst on Thursday, October 14 for our Rise & Learn Workplace Workshop regarding Professionalism in the Workplace: Update on Harassment, Bullying and Social Media Conduct. In case you'd...
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