The Latest on OSHA: Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay of OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

In COVID-19 Information Hub, Employment Law, Labor by Benjamin A. Mazer

As we have described previously in recent months, several precarious federal mandates have been issued by the administration of President Biden as the country works its way toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), requiring that all employers with 100 or more employees either mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees or allow employees to elect weekly COVID-19 testing.  In the most recent court challenge, this mandate, originally stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, has been reinstated by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Inevitably, the next stop will …

The State of Stays: Federal Vaccine Mandates Suspended for Now

In COVID-19 Information Hub, Employment Law, Labor by Marc L. Fleischauer

As we have described previously in recent months, several precarious federal mandates have been issued by the administration of President Biden as the country works its way toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  These federal mandates have imposed significant burdens on private industry by sapping much-needed corporate resources, creating a sense of overreach and invasiveness, and alienating vaccine-resistant employees at the exact moment many employers are trying desperately to rev back up and to revitalize the economy. The mandates have been implemented primarily by three executive-branch sources affecting three huge sectors of the economy: Executive Order 14042 affecting federal contractors, …

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Large Employers

In COVID-19 Information Hub, Employment Law, Labor by Marc L. Fleischauer

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or are tested on a weekly basis.  This ETS compliments previous efforts by the federal government to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including Executive Orders requiring federal contractors and federal employees to be vaccinated, and regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring vaccination for employees of health care facilities. Legal Challenges Legal challenges opposing the ETS have already been filed in various U.S. …

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New Associate Joins Coolidge Wall’s Litigation And Public Sector Departments

In General, News by Coolidge Wall

Dayton, Ohio – Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Sarah Sparks has joined the firm as an associate in its Litigation and Public Sector Departments. “We are happy to welcome Sarah to Coolidge Wall and congratulate her on recently passing the bar exam,” said David Pierce, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Sarah joins us with a wealth of real-world business experience having served as the Operations Director for a key local non-profit organization for several years.  In addition to her law license, Sarah also holds a Master of Public Administration degree. She will add to our already …

Coolidge Wall Receives 2022 Best Law Firms First-Tier Ranking

In News by Elaine Reinert

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. has received first-tier metropolitan ranking in 10 practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list. Achieving a top tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise among ranked law firms. The 10 areas for which the firm received Tier 1 ranking are Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates Law and Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have at …

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New Associate Joins Coolidge Wall’s Estate Planning and Tax Department

In General, News by Coolidge Wall

Dayton, Ohio – Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Rodrigo Horna has joined the firm as an associate in its Estate Planning and Tax Department.  His practice mainly involves working within the areas of estate planning, trust and probate and tax. “We are very happy to have Rodrigo join our group,” said Chad Hansen, chair of the firm’s Estate Planning and Tax Department. “The addition of Rodrigo provides us with additional depth in this growing practice area within the firm.” Rodrigo was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and is fluent in Spanish. Prior to coming to …

New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate and Regulations Affecting Large Employers and Federal Contractors

In Labor by David P. Pierce

President Joe Biden announced on September 9 that the federal government will require companies with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative for COVID-19 at least once a week. The new requirements will be issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) in the coming weeks. It is expected that OSHA will give employers a limited time to get their employees vaccinated after the standard becomes effective or be subject to fines of up to $14,000 per violation.  Employers will also be required to provide …

Sixteen Coolidge Wall Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Edition

In News by Coolidge Wall

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 edition. Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Its process is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers may not pay a fee to be listed, so inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” The Coolidge attorneys selected for inclusion …

Women in Law – A Dayton Business Journal Event, Sponsored by Coolidge Wall

In General, News by Coolidge Wall

Coolidge Wall was proud to participate in the first Dayton Business Journal’s Women in Law Forum where prominent female attorneys in the area discussed issues facing women in the legal industry and how they can progress in their careers. Coolidge’s Shannon Costello, executive committee member and Real Estate Department Chair, participated in this forum. As part of our involvement in this important conversation, Coolidge would like to introduce you to all of the female attorneys of Coolidge, whether they be in leadership positions, established lawyers or just beginning their careers.Michelle D. BachShannon L. CostelloKristin A. FinchPatricia J. FriesingerEdie E. CrumpErica …

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Coolidge Wall is hiring attorneys at all levels — learn more here

In Careers, News by Coolidge Wall

Coolidge takes pride in being one of the longest continuously running and most established law firms in Dayton and Ohio. Our laser focus on the success of our clients and understanding their needs is key to the culture of our firm. And as a Dayton born law firm, we strongly encourage and support our attorneys and staff in being active participants and leaders in our community. Click here to see a list of all Coolidge Wall job openings >>