Welcome to the first season of From Lawyer to Employer: A Shipman Podcast.

For employers facing staffing challenges due to the labor shortage, the H-1B visa category presents a viable option for employers who wish to add skilled foreign professionals in specialty occupations to their ranks. With a limited number of H-1B visas available,

Most U.S. Employers are currently struggling with a common plight: finding workers to fill open and mission-critical positions. In addition to using traditional recruiting and staffing measures, employers should also consider utilizing the H-1B visa program as a way to recruit and retain skilled foreign professionals to fill out their staff ranks. With the open

This afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), meaning it is on hold and employers now have decisions to make.

Here are the practical implications that employers need to know:

With the Court’s ruling, the Court has implemented a stay (i.e. a temporary halt) in the enforcement

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has made it very challenging for U.S. employers in timely need of temporary foreign workers on nonimmigrant visas to run their businesses and for U.S. educational institutions seeking to educate international students and employ temporary international faculty members.  On December 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”), in consultation with

As we detailed earlier this month, there has been a flurry of lawsuits challenging various federal vaccine mandates.  Litigation around the country aims to challenge the validity of OSHA’s mandatory “vax or test” rule, the CMS mandate for healthcare workers, and the mandate for federal contractors.

The Biden administration’s high-profile vaccination mandate—which requires employees

Over the last two weeks or so, several federal courts have issued nationwide injunctions prohibiting the U.S. government from going forward with mandatory vaccination (or vax and test) rules that have been implemented.

First, it was the Fifth Circuit that stayed the OSHA “Vax or Test” ETS. That case and others around the country have

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Omnibus Interim Final Rule (“Final Rule”) takes effect November 5, 2021, and with it comes the requirement that Medicare and Medicaid-certified suppliers, providers, and their staff become vaccinated for COVID-19. As this new rule becomes a new reality, it is essential that all key stakeholders involved understand:

On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that sets COVID-19 vaccination and safety standards for private employers with 100 or more employees.  The ETS creates new obligations for employers, new rights for employees, and generally requires compliance within thirty days.  Here are ten key