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Can Vaccine-Exempt Employees Be Placed on Unpaid Leave?
Can Vaccine-Exempt Employees Be Placed on Unpaid Leave?

A recent announcement from United Airlines stated that employees who have been exempted from its vaccine mandate will be placed on unpaid leave. This novel move has many asking, “Is that legal?” By now, it has been established that an employer may legally mandate the ...

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  • Can Employers Raise Health Insurance Premiums for Unvaccinated Workers?

    As companies try to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace that could be prevented by vaccination, some are considering raising ...

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  • New Changes to Non-Compete Law in D.C.

    Non-compete reform continues to be a hot topic across the U.S. In addition to President Biden’s recent Executive Order and changes to Illinois law , ...

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  • New “Just Cause” Laws Protect NYC Fast-Food Workers from Arbitrary Terminations. Could This Be the Beginning of a Trend?

    Starting on July 5 th , New York City’s large fast-food employers must have “just cause” or a bona fide economic reason to terminate workers as a ...

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  • What Does Biden’s Non-Compete Executive Order Do?

    President Biden recently received news coverage for targeting non-compete agreements (for example, in the New York Times ). As a result of the media ...

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  • How to Get a Lawyer to Take Your Case (from the People Who Screen Their Calls)

    Every law firm's intake process is different, but no matter what law firm you call, you should be prepared to tell your story to a staff person before ...

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  • Illinois Passes Comprehensive, Bipartisan Non-Compete Legislation

    The Illinois General Assembly just passed a new law that will significantly improve employee mobility and provide clarity for Illinois businesses. The ...

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  • We’ve Adapted to Remote Work—And So Has Sexual Harassment.

    Our work lives have been irreparably transformed as a consequence of the global pandemic. While that means our work habits and schedules have adapted, ...

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  • Illinois’ VESSA Law Offers Protection to Victims of Sexual Violence

    “More than one-fourth of stalking victims report losing time from work due to the stalking and 7% never return to work…Almost 50% of sexual assault ...

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  • Pregnant Workers May Gain Increased Protections

    Legislation is on the horizon that could significantly support pregnant workers. If passed, employers would be bound to accommodate pregnant workers ...

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