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By Lisa M. Koblin

Along with the new wave of post-COVID litigation surfacing across the country, the EEOC has now brought its first lawsuit against an employer for allegedly failing to accommodate and unlawfully terminating a disabled employee who had requested to work remotely due to COVID-19. In this case, EEOC v. ISS Facility Services, Inc., the EEOC brought suit on behalf of former ISS Facility Services (“ISS”) employee, Ronisha Moncrief, alleging various violations of federal employment law.

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By Jason Tremblay and Ruth A. Rauls and Kevin M. Levy

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a series of federal COVID-19 mitigation efforts, which represent an invigorated national approach to reduce COVID-19 transmission and rapidly increase vaccination rates across the country. In addition to a pair of executive orders issued by the President, the Department of Labor (through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Departments of Defense, Education, the Interior (through the Bureau of Indian Education), Health and Human Services, Transportation, and Homeland Security will all be issuing a variety of executive actions to implement the President’s new “Path Out of the Pandemic COVID-19 Action Plan.”

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By Bruce D. Armon and Ruth A. Rauls

In what has become a national trend, the Garden State has issued an executive order requiring that certain health care entities and high-risk congregate settings implement a vaccination or test policy.  Executive Order 252 goes into effect on September 7, 2021, and requires “covered workers” to either provide proof of vaccination or submit to COVID-19 testing until fully vaccinated.  This is yet another action by New Jersey to push eligible individuals to get vaccinated.  Click