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Trademarks: What They Are and Why You Need Them
  • By: Ryen Rasmus
  • Published: December 29, 2021

Trademarks are some of the most misunderstood forms of company property, but when nurtured properly, they can become some of a company’s most valuable property.  A solid trademark strategy is important for every business, regardless of age or industry. What is a Trademark?  Unlike all other property rights under American law, trademark rights are intended for the primary benefit of… Read More

Vaccine Mandate Updates: A Twist on the Jab
  • By: Katie Lipp
  • Published: December 20, 2021

On Friday, December 17, the OSHA 100+ Employees Mandate (the Emergency Temporary Standard or ETS) stay was lifted by the 6th Circuit. This means that US employers with 100+ employees have until January 10 to get policies in place and until February 9 to begin testing programs unless another Court decision comes along in the meantime. For employers alleging that… Read More

Katie Lipp Named 2021 Virginia Business Legal Elite
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: December 15, 2021

Lipp Law owner Katie Lipp was recognized in the 22nd edition of the Virginia Business Legal Elite, which recognizes leading Virginia attorneys across 20 specialties. Katie was recognized in the labor and employment law specialty. The list is compiled by polling lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia and asking them to identify which of their peers are he top attorneys.… Read More

Employment Law Update: Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Blocked Nationwide
  • By: Katie Lipp
  • Published: December 8, 2021

On December 7, 2021, a Georgia federal judge has temporarily blocked (stayed) President Biden’s federal contractor vaccine mandate from moving forward. This applies nationwide to all federal government contractors. In sum, the federal contractor vaccine mandate is legally paused for now and should not be implemented unless a government contractor wants to create its own mandate as a business. This ruling may be… Read More

Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Update
  • By: Katie Lipp
  • Published: December 7, 2021

BIDEN’S FEDERAL CONTRACTOR VACCINE MANDATE PAUSED IN 3 STATES Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors is temporarily paused in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. A federal Kentucky court ruled that Biden’s mandate exceeded his authority under federal law and has serious Constitutional concerns. This ruling is temporary but could be made permanent. Three states sued the Biden administration over the federal… Read More

Employers: Confused About Biden’s Recent Vaccine Rules?
  • By: Katie Lipp
  • Published: November 22, 2021

Lipp Law clears up confusion on recent vaccine rules that may apply to your workplace. Private Employers with NO Federal Contracts: No Current Mandate If you are a private employer and have no federal government contracts, you are not currently subject to any vaccination mandate. On November 6, 2021, the Fifth Circuit stayed (paused) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration… Read More

Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Stay Continues
  • By: Katie Lipp
  • Published: November 15, 2021

On November 12, 2021, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered another blow to the Biden administration's vax or test rule for employers with 100+ employees. It reaffirmed its recent stay, meaning the rule is on pause for the time being, and the Court explicitly stated that the rule is "fatally flawed." The Court said the rule exceeds OSHA's authority,… Read More

OSHA Finally Drops 100+ Employee “Emergency” Temporary Standard
  • By: Katie Lipp
  • Published: November 5, 2021

LIPP LAW LEGAL UPDATE: The ETS has been placed on hold by the 5th Circuit. Read the update here. -------- On November 4, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally released its long-awaited emergency temporary standard titled COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing (the “ETS”). The ETS will be effective on December 5, 2021, 30 days after the ETS’s… Read More

Virginia Employers & Employees: What You Need to Know About Virginia’s New COVID-19 Rules
  • By: Katie Lipp
  • Published: October 27, 2021

Article At A Glance: If you are a Virginia employer or work in Virginia, these new COVID-19 legal requirements summarized below now apply to you. In sum, these requirements heavily incentivize employee vaccination, but do not mandate it. Employers should be especially mindful of treating employees differently based on medical decisions, because treating employees differently has implications under Title VII… Read More

Administrative Leave Reference Guide
  • By: Sarah Mugmon
  • Published: October 26, 2021

If you have been placed on administrative leave, you are bound to have plenty of questions. Why did this happen? Will I be paid? How long will this last? This article attempts to provide some guidance during an uncertain time in your career. Why was I placed on administrative leave? Getting placed on administrative leave can be a stressful and… Read More

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