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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.

Do you need to provide her transportation as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Continue reading

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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.

Is this legal? Continue reading

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Several states are taking steps to forbid employers from requiring that workers receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Separately, I know of at least two pending lawsuits that employees have filed. I already blogged about one of them here. The other is pending in a federal court in California.

But it’s the California of the East a/k/a New Jersey that has taken a much different approach. Continue reading

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The Miami Heat made news twice yesterday. First, the rumor mill has the franchise closely tied to a deal for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Of course, my beloved Philadelphia 76ers are also in the mix to bring the Villanova grad back home to the City of Brotherly Love.

But the bigger Miami Heat news is that vaccinated fans will soon have their own sections at Miami Heat games. Continue reading

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