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This is a summer when many employees (and employers) may be done with COVID-19, but the virus is not done with us. While government mandates have virtually disappeared, the expected surge of omicron variants during 2022, and the resulting increase in absenteeism due to illness and quarantine...

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...

After a year of COVID-19-related delays, and as employers look to bring employees back to the workplace due to ongoing vaccination successes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it will restart its annual collection of EEO-1 data on April 26, 2021, with a deadline set for...

On December 11, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID vaccine developed by Pfizer. On December 18, 2020, the FDA granted similar approval to a vaccine developed by Moderna. Despite various manufacturing, distribution and logistics issues, over 20...

The coronavirus pandemic has created myriad grey areas and confusion for even the most agile and adaptive employers. Business owners and managers attempting to adapt to the “new normal” face daily questions and concerns about employee leaves and benefits related to COVID-19, which are impacted by...

Does your parental leave or "bonding time" policy provide more time off to one gender over the other following the birth or adoption of a child? If so, it is time to revisit the policy as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC")--the federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace anti...

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision limiting the time in which employers can raise certain defenses to claims brought under Title VII. In Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, the plaintiff, Lois Davis, was an employee of Fort Bend County, Texas. In 2010, she filed an EEOC charge against...

On January 15, 2019 legislators in New York passed the Gender Non-Discrimination Act (or "GENDA"). GENDA, which had been pending before the state legislature for more than 15 years, was formally signed by Governor Cuomo last week . The law was passed at the same time the Supreme Court considered...

If you have a job or own a company, odds are that you or your employer offer some sort of wellness incentive program. According to a May 2018 survey by the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Investments, 86 percent of employers offer financial incentives as part of well being platforms.1...

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