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New Guidance on Long Covid and the ADA
New Guidance on Long Covid and the ADA

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued new guidance identifying post-COVID conditions as a disability that may qualify for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The protected condition can go by many names: “long COVID,” ...

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    With the tight labor market, workers are in a good position to demand safe working conditions and a workplace free of discrimination. Luckily, workers ...

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  • What If You (Or Your Employee) Cannot Risk Exposure to COVID-19? How to Request (and Grant) a Reasonable Accommodation for COVID-19

    Recently, I watched a lecture about reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The lecturer, who proudly proclaimed ...

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  • No Day at the Beach for Chicago Lifeguards Who Faced Sexual Harassment

    The Chicago Park District has vowed to “ root out and destroy ” a widespread tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender violence ...

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  • Businesses Respond to the Texas Abortion Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied an injunction to stay enforcement of Senate Bill 8 , the Texas law that bans abortion once a fetal “heartbeat” ...

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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 “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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  • Illinois Employers Face New Requirements for EEO Compliance, Equal Pay, and Criminal Records

    Employers have a barrage of new regulations with which to comply under the Illinois Business Corporation Act (IBCA), the Illinois Equal Pay Act ...

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  • After the George Floyd Trial, Support Your Employees by Starting the Anti-Racist Conversation

    Although many people feel a degree of relief after the recent verdict in the murder of George Floyd, the contemporaneous news of police killings of ...

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  • New Prejudgment Interest Bill Awaits Signature

    Governor Pritzker must decide whether to sign a compromise bill that would allow personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs to recover 6% interest ...

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