Schmoyer Reinhard Employment Law Podcast
By Trey Cammack
Each week, we will provide competent information for employers regarding the rapidly changing landscape of the workplace and the rights and regulations that apply to different issues and industries. The Schmoyer Reinhard Employment Law Podcast is hosted by Board Certified Labor and Employment Attorney Thomas “Trey” Cammack, Counsel at Schmoyer Reinhard LLP. We are proud to be based in San Antonio, Texas.
Reviewing Employee Handbooks and Employment Agreements in 2023
In this episode, Counsel Trey Cammack discussed potential considerations for updating arbitration clauses, non-disclosure agreements, and handbooks, due to recent updates in the law regarding the same.
February 02, 2023
EEOC Updated Guidance on Caregivers: How does it Impact Employers?
In this episode, Counsel Trey Cammack discusses recently updated EEOC guidance regarding caregivers. Trey reviews some examples of how the guidance applies, case law, and practical considerations for employers.
April 22, 2022
Federal Arbitration Act now prohibits mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment and assault cases
In this episode, Trey Cammack discusses a new law signed by President Biden titled “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” Trey further gives advice to employers on updating policies related to this Act and discusses updated language to Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code that codifies the definition of sexual harassment. Future episode topics, including new EEOC guidance and upcoming episodes on cyber security, are also previewed.
March 31, 2022
New Bill to Limit Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Sexual Harassment Claims; CMS Vaccine Deadline
In this episode, Trey Cammack discusses the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” and its implications for employers. Trey further provides an update on Supreme Court Rulings last month on OSHA’s ETS and CMS’ Final Rule, including the deadline for compliance for healthcare settings under CMS’ rule in the State of Texas.
February 25, 2022
Current Vaccine Mandate Litigation and Planning for COVID-19 Endemic In the Future of the Workplace
In this Episode, Trey Cammack discusses updates on OSHA’s ETS before the Sixth Circuit, reading through part of a recent opinion denying petitions for an en banc panel to rule on the current stay. Trey further provides updates regarding litigation pending for CMS’ Interim Final Rule. Lastly, Trey provides some practical considerations for planning for Covid-19 now and in the future for a safe and efficient workplace.
December 16, 2021
Next Steps for Employers after Nationwide Injunctions on Federal COVID-19 Mandates
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews three separate nationwide preliminary injunctions on federal mandates for COVID-19 vaccine and testing in the workplace. These separate injunctions apply to CMS’s Interim Final Rule, OSHA’s ETS, and the vaccine mandate established for federal contractors pursuant to Executive Order 14042. Trey discusses some practical considerations for employers in light of the current stays and litigation.
December 09, 2021
Legal Challenges to the OSHA ETS, CMS Interim Final Rule, and Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandates
In this episode, Trey Cammack discussed current injunctions, filings, challenges, and the legal status of mandates for vaccinations. The discussion includes pending challenges to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Interim Final Rule, and Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors.
December 02, 2021
The Fifth Circuit’s Stay on OSHA’s ETS; Updates on CMS and Federal Contractor Rules for Employers
On today’s episode, Trey Cammack reviews the current status of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on mandatory testing and vaccinations for employers with over 100 employees, including active litigation regarding OSHA’s ETS. Trey further discusses the status of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s Interim Final Rule regarding mandatory vaccines. Updated deadlines on federal contractor mandates and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force are further discussed. Lastly, he discusses a brief before the Fifth Circuit on public policy exception to the at will doctrine related to vaccine mandates in Texas.
November 18, 2021
OSHA’s ETS for Employers with a 100 or more Employees
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews the November 4, 2021 Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard for mandatory vaccination and testing requirements for employers with a 100 or more employees. The discussion includes an analysis of the language from the Federal Register, upcoming compliance deadlines, and considerations for employers to watch.
November 11, 2021
Executive Orders from President Biden and Texas Governor Abbott on Vaccine Mandates
In this episode, Trey Cammack discusses the most recent Executive Order from President Biden before covering the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance for federal contractors. Further analyzed is Governor Abbott’s most recent two Executive Orders, GA-39 and GA-40, and their prohibitions on mandatory vaccinations.
October 21, 2021
Update on Biden Administration’s Announcement regarding Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace
In this episode, Trey Cammack discusses yesterday’s announcement by President Biden that OSHA will be issuing emergency temporary standards requiring all employers with a 100 or more employees to provide vaccinations or routine testing for COVID-19.
September 10, 2021
A Shot in the Arm or a Pain in the Neck? Mandating vs. Incentivizing Vaccines at Work
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews current guidance, updated case law, and practical considerations for employers who are considering mandating vaccines or incentivizing employees to get vaccinated.
August 12, 2021
Who’s Got a Shot, and Who Does Not - Determining Employee Vaccination Status
In this episode, Trey Cammack reviews law, regulations, and practical considerations related to determining whether or not an employee has received their vaccine, including permissible methods to request this information and considerations for protecting any information collected.
July 22, 2021
Updated Guidance for Employers from OSHA, CDC, and the Lone Star State on COVID-19
Welcome to the very first episode of the Schmoyer Reinhard Employment Law Podcast! In our first episode, Trey Cammack discuses updated guidance from the CDC regarding fully vaccinated persons and OSHA regarding mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Further, this episode covers guidance from the State of Texas for fully vaccinated persons and an Executive Order from Governor Abbott regarding mask mandates by public employers. Enjoy!
July 01, 2021