On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) published additional guidance for employers implementing COVID-19 vaccine requirements with respect to proffered religious objections from current and prospective employees. Specifically, the guidance addresses the interplay between these new requirements and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits employment discrimination based on race,… More
Month: October 2021
D.C. Expands Universal Paid Leave and Family and Medical Leave Benefits
Effective October 1, 2021, the D.C. City Council enacted emergency legislation that would expand the benefits available to employees under the D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA) and the D.C. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Although emergency legislation ordinarily expires after 90 days, Mayor Bowser also signed legislation to make these changes permanent following… More
Vaccine Mandate– Are You Getting Requests for Accommodation?
We are already working with many of you as you roll out a vaccine mandate policy for your workforce. As soon as the policy goes out, you will likely receive questions about potential accommodations. As a reminder – if you require the vaccine, you must consider reasonable accommodations for people who qualify (either for a… More