There has been substantial discussion about religious accommodations over the past few months, largely stemming from vaccine mandates issued by government entities and private employers. This is largely unchartered territory for many employers that likely have not had to address a request for religious accommodation before.
For the unaided construction contractor, navigation of changing vaccine mandates can be daunting, and it is no wonder there continues to be confusion about these mandates’ effects.
While a federal mandate for large companies to require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing plays out in court, there are things employers can do to be prepared, according to Greg Rouchell, partner and employment team leader at New Orleans-based Adams and Reese.
In an Oct. 16 article, the business-oriented Bloomberg News reported that auto-parts and repair businesses create a $300 billion industry that is “facing widespread operational challenges.”
As the nursing shortage worsens, health systems are raising pay, but the problem goes deeper than that
According to some accounts, nationwide, as many as 25 percent of nurses have left their jobs. Hospitals are probably experiencing the worst shortages in bedside nurses and nurses on medical/surgical units, she says, but the problem is across-the-board.
The challenge for hybrid office life comes from trying to meet individual employee needs (and wants) while preserving a collaborative and desirable company culture in a competitive market.
If you feel like your thoughts and insights aren’t valued at work, you’re not alone — 59.5% of workers report that they don’t think their organizations don’t care about their opinions, according to a survey.
Though the issuance of a federal rule mandating that employers of 100 or more employees ensure that their workforce is vaccinated against COVID-19 or can present negative test results is still weeks away, management-side attorneys are already advising clients on what they should know about the anticipated emergency regulation.
Every law and every regulation invariably obstruct liberty, and the challenge in a constitutional democracy is balancing the majoritarian interests of the community with the minority interests of the individual. In times of crisis, such as the 9-11 attacks of 20 years ago and the pandemic we are combatting right now, that challenge becomes a difficult and delicate balancing act.
Vanessa Pugh has a message for small businesses impacted by COVID: When it comes to accessing financing amid the pandemic, which has hit some in the Black and Brown communities especially hard, there is help.