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Can Employees Send Confidential Information To The Media?

Can Employees Send Confidential Information To The Media? The case is Breiterman v. U.S. Capitol Police, D.C. Cir., No. 20-5295 (Oct. 15, 2021), where the U.S. Capitol Police demoted a sergeant to private first class for disciplinary reasons and later fired her when she ‘exercised’ her First Amendment rights by...

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WHEN IS IT AN UNDUE HARDSHIP FOR AN EMPLOYER TRYING TO WORK THROUGH A COVID-19 VACCINE ACCOMMODATION REQUEST?

WHEN IS IT AN UNDUE HARDSHIP FOR AN EMPLOYER TRYING TO WORK THROUGH A COVID-19 VACCINE ACCOMMODATION REQUEST? Employers face medical and sincerely held religious belief objections to COVID-19 vaccinations and anti-discrimination laws (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title...

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Federal Appeals Court in New Orleans Blocks Federal Mandatory Vaccine Requirements for Large Employers

Federal Appeals Court in New Orleans Blocks Federal Mandatory Vaccine Requirements for Large Employers The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued a stay temporarily blocking the Federal mandatory vaccination requirement for employers with 100 or more employees.  The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) immediately responded saying...

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TODAY – OSHA ISSUED GUIDANCE FOR VACCINE MANDATES

TODAY - OSHA ISSUED GUIDANCE FOR VACCINE MANDATES By December 4, 2021, large employers (those with over 100 employees, including remote and part time employees - everybody) must put in place vaccine mandate requirements for employees.  Today OSHA issued the Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) for large employers and Frequently Asked...

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UPDATE: Religious Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccinations

UPDATE:  Religious Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccinations On October 25, 2021, the EEOC released an update[1] religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination.  The EEOC notes that requests for accommodation should be handled on a case-by-case basis.  And in deciding how to proceed, the employer and employee should consider that:     •Even...

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