Court Inoculates Hospital From Claims by Workers Fired for Not Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

In the first of what will likely be many cases addressing claims by employees fired for not obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination before returning to work, a federal district court in Texas upheld the employer’s vaccination requirement and termination of employees refusing to be vaccinated on less than firm grounds. Bridges v. Houston Methodist Hospital, 2021

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An Employer’s Duty to Reasonably Accommodate

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that an employer, “may not escape liability under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) for failing to perform its duty to provide accommodation simply because it did not fire, demote or take another form of adverse action against the employee.” While this holding is limited to the

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Pennsylvania Abandons Plan to Increase Minimum Salary Requirements Above Federal Levels

In 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor passed regulations that were set to increase the minimum salary levels for exempt positions, beginning in October 2021. Ultimately, the increases were set to advance the minimum salary levels from the current $684 per week, to $780 per week and then up to $875 per week in 2022.

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