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Our New Remote Workplace Culture Creates Opportunities for Disabled Employees

Bill of Health

While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll on the nation, it has also opened an unprecedented opportunity to transform our workplaces and offer greater flexibility for employees with and without disabilities. The shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic might help change these trends. By Arlene S.

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ALERT! Your COVID-19 policies and procedures need a BOOSTER!

Health Law RX

Employers who are conducting automatic COVID-19 testing of employees or gathering test results of employees’ families should beware: the Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued new guidance limiting the former and has penalized a healthcare practice recently for doing the latter. Returning to Work After COVID-19.


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HHS Aims to Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Rules for Disabled Patients in New Proposed Rule

C&M Health Law

HHS is proposing to amend the regulation to clarify the obligations imposed on programs and activities that receive FFA, and to improve consistency with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (the “ADAAA”), amendments to the Rehabilitation Act, and significant case law.

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COVID-19 as Disability Interest Convergence?

Bill of Health

Some have suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic could be a moment of what critical race theorist Derrick Bell called “ interest convergence ,” where majority interests align with those of a minority group to create a critical moment for social change. Why Haven’t Interests Converged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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