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By Alexander Reich and Jason Tremblay

With the calendar flipping to December, businesses should take stock of their employment policies and practices in preparation for the new year. Below we identify a few issues (other than COVID-19-related issues) that employers should have on their radar as 2021 comes to a close.

Sexual Harassment Training

There are only a few weeks left to conduct the required annual sexual harassment prevention training.

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By Ruth A. Rauls and Dena B. Calo and Erik P. Pramschufer

New York State and the City of Philadelphia are the latest to take action on drug testing for cannabis use. As more states and municipalities enact legislation and ordinances regarding recreational cannabis use and expand protections for employees’ use of medical cannabis, employers need to stay up to date on how those statutory schemes impact drug testing.

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By Jason Tremblay and Elizabeth Thompson

SEIU and ABOMA Agree on COVID-19 Vaccination Rules for Unionized Employees

This alert contains time-sensitive material – all building owners or condominium associations that wish to require vaccination must “opt-in” by October 12, 2021

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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.”