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An Assistant to Perform Essential Functions Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation

An Assistant to Perform Essential Functions Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation Reference: Law Firm of Shawe Rosenthal LLP Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer is not required to provide an assistant to perform an employee’s essential job functions,…

Compensability of After-Hours Injuries

The Compensability of After-Hours Work Injuries From the law office of: Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC – Alicia W. Birach, Michael A. Cassar, Brian G. Goodenough, Tyler J. Olney and Michael D. Sanders,/ Industries should be aware about laws…

CDC Updated Guidance for Employers

What the CDC’s Updated Guidance Means for Employers From the Law Office of: Thompson Hine LLP – Nancy M. Barnes, M. Scott Young, Sara Hamilton and Hannah Caldwell The CDC stated on May 13, 2021, and subsequently updated on May…

How Should Your Business Handle CDC

How Should Your Business Handle CDC’s Decision to Remove Mask Requirements for Fully Vaccinated in Non-healthcare Settings? From the Law Firm of Jackson Lewis PC – Francis P. Alvarez, Jenifer M. Bologna, Sheri L. Giger, Patricia Anderson Pryor and Katharine…

Using the “Direct Threat” Defense to Withdraw an Offer of Hire to a Person with a Disability

Using the “Direct Threat” Defense to Withdraw an Offer of Hire to a Person with a Disability An employer may assert a “direct threat” defense when making a determination not to hire an applicant with a disability when the employer…

Employee Incapable of Complying with Valid Safety Requirements is Not a “Qualified” Individual

Employee Incapable of Complying with Valid Safety Requirements is Not a “Qualified” Individual An employee who is categorically unable to comply with an employer’s valid workplace safety requirement is not a “qualified” individual under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),…

The Deadly Effects Of Sitting

The Deadly Effects of Prolonged Sitting Let’s face it, humans are simply not physically designed to sit for prolonged periods of time staring at a computer monitor all day long and moving only selected muscles in the forearms and hands…

Employer Requirements for Mandated Vaccines

Employer Requirements for Administering Mandated Vaccines for COVID-19 Although mandatory vaccinations are controversial and have received much national attention in recent weeks, employer-mandated vaccinations are not new. Employers have implemented mandatory vaccination policies for years, most often in healthcare settings…

Are You Ready For The New Year

Are You Ready for the New Year? A Message from WorkSaver Systems I am sure I can speak for all our readers when I say “good riddance to 2020!”. With that obvious proclamation, all of us at WorkSaver would like…

In Memory of Ellen Bunch

In Memory of Ellen Bunch, RN Past President of WorkSaver Systems WorkSaver Systems regrets having to announce that Ellen Bunch, R.N. passed away on September 10th, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She served as President of WorkSaver Employee…

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