Not by choice for most, 2020 is the year of remote work. As a result, many employers and employees are thinking about what remote work looks like even after everybody is comfortable going back to the office. The concept of remote...
COVID has given us a lot of new experts. Most obviously, there are now millions of epidemiologists in this country. There are an awful lot of HIPAA experts emerging as well. “Reasonable accommodation” is poised to be next as more employers impose...
Few lawsuits end with a trial. Trials require significant expense and preparation, come with varying degrees of uncertainty regarding the outcome, and generally exist in a public forum. Instead, litigants and courts tend to favor settlements to resolve litigation.  Ideally,...
Employers often have dress codes for their employees, especially if those employees are public-facing and interact with customers. However, like any employment policy, a dress code can cause an employer headaches if the employer does not enforce the policy...
The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains unseen, but without a doubt, litigation will increase from the pandemic’s reverberations throughout the economy. Countless lawsuits will involve customers and suppliers, tenants and landlords, employers and employees, and insurance policyholders...
The number one question I am getting from employers these days is how to handle employee requests for exemptions from mask and vaccine mandates. Now that Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has issued an executive order mandating mask usage in indoor...
I keep seeing the same employee: feels he has been mistreated by the employer, nothing the employer can say or do will change that, sends lengthy and agitated communications to multiple people, and is not specifically threatening, but the nature,...
After months of sickness and shutdowns and social distancing, we finally have some hope on COVID-19, as multiple vaccines are showing promise in early clinical trials. With any luck, we may have a viable vaccine available in early 2021...