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Discrimination Head to Toe

Introduction With employees returning to the office from home, appearance and dress code policies have once again taken the spotlight. Some employees may be more accustomed to casual dress or seek to express themselves with a different appearance than they did prior to the pandemic. While employers may institute policies for appearances and dress codes [...]

2021-09-15T09:43:05-04:00September 15th, 2021|blog, Homepage News|

Partners Fishel and Riepenhoff Featured in Latest Ohio Township News Magazine

Preparing to Protect the Township in the Event of Civil Unrest by Marc A. Fishel and David A. Riepenhoff In the past eighteen months, we have witnessed several examples of peaceful, and not so peaceful, protests throughout the country.  There are numerous practical, legal, and political considerations relating to these protests.  At times, protesters have [...]

2021-09-07T16:06:21-04:00September 7th, 2021|Homepage News, Latest News|

Long COVID: A News Story or a New Disability?

To date, over 36 million Americans have contracted COVID-19. While the large majority have recovered, some are still experiencing persisting COVID-19 symptoms. On July 26, 2021, the White House announced that such persisting symptoms were known as Long COVID and that its effects would be considered a disability under federal law. In conjunction with the [...]

2021-09-01T09:29:31-04:00September 1st, 2021|Newsletter|

Best Practices for Instituting Vaccination Policies

As the Delta variant emerges as the dominant strain of COVID-19 in Ohio and vaccines become widely available, employers are increasingly considering instituting vaccination policies in the workplace. Before rolling out a voluntary or mandatory vaccination policy, employers should consider the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) guidelines to adhere to the requirements of Title VII [...]

2021-09-01T09:28:42-04:00September 1st, 2021|Newsletter|

The Department of Labor Rescinds Joint Employer Rule Issued Under Trump Administration

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that they are rescinding their current joint employer and independent contractor rules, effective on September 28, 2021. This decision is not surprising. DOL announced their intentions to roll back these rules in March 2021, as we reported to you in an earlier newsletter this year. Both rules were [...]

2021-09-01T09:27:22-04:00September 1st, 2021|Newsletter|