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One of your employees has a disability that prevents her from getting to work consistently. The problem is that regular attendance is an essential function of the job. So, remote work isn’t an option.

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On the last episode of The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Hour, we told you that it was only a matter of time before the U.S. Department of Labor issued both guidance and model notices to support the new COBRA premium subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

That time is now.

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Young Black Lives Matter activists are holding a colorful Stop Racism sign (50115127871)

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Imagine a non-union widget factory in which widget makers want to unionize. As part of the unionizing campaign, one of the widget makers decides to wear a vest on which he writes “Widget Lives Matter.” Management is concerned that this vest is racially insensitive, will foster employee dissension, and potentially become a PR nightmare. So, it orders the employee to remove the vest.

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