The First Case under the MA Noncompete Law: A Quick Look

September 30, 2021 |

MA Non-compete Agreement¬† Remember that sweeping MA non-compete law in 2018? Garden leave? It left us wondering about interpretation. Then we were occupied with other things, you know. Now, a Massachusetts court has finally shed some light on how the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (MNAA) will be enforced. The District Court voided a noncompete agreement […]

Booster Shots: Dealer’s Choice (and MA COVID-19 Emergency Paid Leave News)*

September 28, 2021 |

Employers who want to mandate booster shots to fully vaccinated Pfizer recipients to protect their workplace can do so. Employers who do not want to mandate booster shots do not have to do so. How the heck can that be? As savvy readers know, the CDC guidelines are a best practice to follow and not […]

Long COVID-19: What Employers Should Know

September 24, 2021 |

By now, you have heard of long COVID, long haul COVID, post-acute COVID, or chronic COVID.¬† Get ready for long COVID to impact the workplace. The EEOC has recently recognized that “long COVID” may be a disability under the ADA. We do not have the EEOC guidance yet, but this information from the Department of […]

An Arkansas Riddle: What do Tums and Pfizer Have in Common?

September 21, 2021 |

COVID-19 vaccine exemption requests based on religious beliefs is on the rise, as we have blogged.¬† The majority of “religious” exemption requests are based on personally held beliefs, not as members of a particular religion. Specifically, many of those opposed to the vaccine claim the use of fetal cell lines to develop the COVID-19 vaccines […]

The EEOC Threads the Needle on Remote Work Accommodation

September 16, 2021 |

In the olden days, like 2019, working remotely was a big deal for most workplaces. It was not included often as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA because it was considered an undue hardship. Fast forward through 2020 and to now when remote work is much more common. Where does this leave remote work as […]

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