In part two of our two-part series focused on workplace rules and accommodation issues in the COVID-19 era, Jim Paul and Andrew Metcalf discuss flu vaccines, employer policies mandating vaccines, and other wellness decisions that employers may be considering in the next few months. The speakers address the best practices for implementing mandatory vaccine policies, depending on the relevant industry and company culture, in addition to considerations related to accommodation requests. For part one, see Face Coverings, Vaccines, and the ADA, Part I: What Employers Need to Know.
Global Solutions, Episode 13: New Support Initiatives to Maintain Workforces During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Justin Tarka and Ryan Martin discuss a variety of government programs and subsidies in Singapore, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and across Europe to maintain workforces during the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers also discuss new legislation regarding reductions in force and redundancies, wage support initiatives, and increased unemployment benefits.
In the first episode of our California COVID-19 series, Joe Beachboard and Charles Thompson provide answers to employers’ frequently asked questions based on our two recent California COVID-19 webinars. They discuss shelter in place orders, leaves of absence, furloughs and Cal-WARN Act obligations, payout of PTO and sick time, and cost-saving measures such as reducing the salary of exempt employees and reducing working hours.
Many employers and public accommodations are seeing an increase in requests for animals as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this episode, Jim Paul and David Raizman discuss the use of service animals in the workplace and in those businesses and organizations that are ADA “public accommodations,” including best practices for handling employee requests for service animals, which animals qualify as service animals, and special rules applicable to places of public accommodation.