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Employees Are Not Entitled to Their Preferred Accommodation

Employees Are Not Entitled to Their Preferred Accommodation – Only a Reasonable One Blog by Shawe Rosenthal LLP – Fiona W. Ong A recent case is a good reminder to employers that, while the Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers…

Can COVID-vaccinated employees Stop Wearing Masks at Work?

Can COVID-vaccinated employees Stop Wearing Masks at Work? COVID-vaccinated employees are asking employers if they can stop wearing masks at work. This begs the question – Can employers modify their mask policy only for vaccinated employees while requiring nonvaccinated employees…

Can Employers Offer COVID Incentives

Can Employers Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives for Employees? Can employers offer incentives for employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine? In short, yes. Incentives may take many forms, such as a one-time bonus, a gift card or a few extra vacation…

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…

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…

OSHA Releases Guidance on Reopening Workplaces

(The following article written by the law firm, Proskauer Rose LLP, and published in Lexology. Proskauer is a leading international law firm with offices in  New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Paris, São Paulo and Washington,…

Are Employers Required to Accommodate Employees Living with Family Members who are at High Risk to Covid-19 Exposure?

Employers have been facing accommodation requests from employees who consider themselves personally at risk for contracting Covid-19. Typically, an accommodation request deals with working from home or remotely in order to limit their contact with coworkers and customers. However, employees…

The Year 2020 Will Bring Several Important New Laws that Will Impact Employers

The following is a brief overview of some key issues that may dominate the legal landscape in 2020 and beyond. LGBT Rights Due to its significant impact on the civil rights of more than eight million LGBT individuals in this…

How to Respond to an EEOC RFI in a Hiring Discrimination Charge

Since 1993 WorkSaver has conducted hundreds of thousands of ADA and EEOC compliant fitness for duty tests (referred herein as Physical Ability Tests). Since that time, WorkSaver has been involved as an expert consultant in a nationally known EEOC case…

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