What Serena Williams’ retirement can teach employers about working mothers

Excerpted from a Ford & Harrison LLP Blog by Alyce B. Ogunsola On August 9, Serena Williams said “Farewell to Tennis On Her Own Terms—And in Her Own Words,” in an emotionally riveting Vogue magazine article. In the feature, Serena recounts a story of her five-year old daughter, Olympia, being asked what she wanted to […]

By the way, have you been vaccinated?

We’re sure this has come up hundreds of times, but the question still needs to be asked. When interviewing potential employees, can you ask about their COVID-19 vaccination status? The answer is, “Yes,” generally speaking. Most hospitals in the U.S. are moving in the direction of vaccine mandates following a positive June 12 court ruling […]

Question of the Day: Will COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory?

Excerpted from a Fredrikson & Byron PA blog by Robert C. Boisvert and Erin M. Edgerton Once there is a COVID-19 vaccine, can an employer mandate that its employees be vaccinated? Answer: In most cases, yes, if the employer allows for religious and disability exemptions, but even then, it should proceed cautiously. As the world […]

Macy’s settles lawsuit over criminal background checks

Excerpted from FN story by Sheena Butler-Young Macy’s Inc. and The Fortune Society Inc. have agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the department store of using an unnecessarily punitive criminal history screening policy that inadvertently discriminated against minority candidates. The suit, filed by Fortune Society in June 2019 in the Southern District of New […]