COVID-19

Employers Beware: EEOC Files Pandemic Related Remote Work Lawsuit

Last month, the EEOC filed a first of its kind lawsuit in federal court in Georgia based on an employer’s denial of an accommodation request to work from home. In the suit, the employee, a former health and safety manager at a facility services company, alleged that at the start of the pandemic, she requested …

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More Guidance Yields More Questions

On September 18, 2021, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation (Guidance) with respect to the COVID-19 virus. For purposes of the Guidance, “quarantine” is the appropriate response if a person may have been exposed to the virus, while “isolation” is the response for a person infected …

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A “Key to NYC” Checklist for New York City Employers

New York City has taken a sweeping approach to help contain the spread of the Delta variant through its “Key to NYC” program, becoming the first U.S. city to do so. With enforcement of “Key to NYC” to begin on September 13, 2021, employers in New York City should begin to make the necessary adjustments …

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Are Vaccine Mandates Becoming the “New Normal” For Employers?

Three Questions Employers Are Asking as They Consider Requiring Vaccinations COVID-19 is once again at the forefront for employers as the Delta variant rapidly surges throughout the country, while vaccination rates lag and new scientific findings explain how the virus spreads. Faced with concerns that rising COVID-19 cases could disrupt business and thwart plans for …

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Employer Vaccination Policies Will Continue to Gain Momentum as DOJ Offers New Guidance and Federal Employers Impose New Vaccine Requirements

With the Delta variant on an upswing and COVID-19 vaccines widely available, more and more employers are considering implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in the workplace. This is especially true for employers in healthcare settings, but vaccine mandates are not limited to this setting. Within the past week, several large employers, including Walmart, Disney and …

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