EEOC Issues New Guidance on Requests for Religious Exemptions to Employer Vaccine Mandates

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

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