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Opinion: Employers may require workers to get COVID vaccine

A nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Stamford Hospital last month. Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media Get the COVID vaccine or you might be fired. The federal government has ruled that employers can require their workers to get the...

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Opinion: Some school districts violate federal law on COVID

Earlier this month, Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel A. Cardona stated that “we take very seriously the ADA requirements,” adding that Americans with Disabilities Act compliance was “non-negotiable.” Cardona was referring to whether school districts are...

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Market Matters: Older workers in the COVID-19 era

“You’re as young as you feel” is one of the most common clichés about getting older. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus does not care about how old you feel. Older individuals have borne the brunt of COVID-19’s wrath. Part of the reason risk increases with age is...

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Reasonable accommodation in the workplace and COVID-19

The Americans with Disabilities Act states that an employer must provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability unless the accommodation causes undue hardship. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces the ADA in the workplace, has stated that “it is unclear at this time whether COVID-19 is or could be a disability under the ADA.”

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EEOC Should Classify COVID-19 As A Disability Under ADA

Is COVID-19 a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?[1] The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has so far resisted the invitation to answer that question. After observing that the question had been raised by a lot of people, EEOC senior...

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CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT

The CARES Act, passed on March 27th, affects employment through its extraordinary effect on Unemployment Compensation.  The new law is "Phase 3" of Congress's overall Coronavirus response, following  first, an $8.3B act funding research and development of a vaccine,...

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