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Religious Accommodation for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Many employers are now issuing a mandatory policy for employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to further protect the workplace and others from spreading the virus.  As a result, many employees are objecting to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine under Title VII as a...

Is Working from Home a Reasonable Accommodation?

The short answer to the whether COVID-19 high-risk employees may continue to work from home as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) depends on whether the essential functions of the job can be performed at home. More employees...

Negotiating a Commercial Lease After Covid-19

It is more important now than ever, to properly negotiate a commercial lease for protection when such unforeseen events such as the Covid-19 pandemic occur.  The Covid-19 pandemic created much financial hardship for business owners everywhere who could not conduct...

Legal Issues to Avoid When Employees Work from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the workplace worldwide when employers were faced with how to keep the lights on if employees were not allowed to physically be in the office. Employees who “work from home” or “work remotely” became the new normal. Now that the pandemic...

New York State Eviction Moratorium Delayed Again

The eviction moratorium in New York State was again continued by Governor Cuomo last week. I previously wrote an article about New York State’s COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (“The Act”) (S.9114/A.11181) that prevents residential...

Can an Employee be Fired While on Leave for Disability?

Most people already know that in New York State an employee works on an "at-will" basis, which means employees can be terminated for virtually any reason that is not considered discriminatory under state and federal laws. What are the Laws that Protect Employees with...

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