What employers need to know about Monkeypox

Enough already! Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some of the most significant cultural shifts in decades. Employers have had to radically adjust workplace practices with new policies and an endless variety of federal, state and local requirements. Now the world is seeing a yet another outbreak with the distinctive name […]

A new era of mental health in the workplace; FMLA and ADA implications

Excerpted from a Ford & Harrison LLP Blog by Viktoryia Johnson There’s no denying the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of the workplace. For better or worse, what is certain is the pandemic, now in its third year, has forced U.S. workers and employers to gradually become more aware of mental health in the […]

WHO declares Monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern

Like the “Swine Flu” from over a decade ago, the name “Monkeypox” causes one to sit up and take notice. Combined with the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s enough to inspire one to scream, “Enough already!” On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox to be a “Public Health Emergency […]

Mental health in the post-pandemic workplace: THREE things to consider

Excerpted from a Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd Blog by Riebana Sachs The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our collective mental health. Employees have lost loved ones, connections to co-workers and the comfort of daily social rhythms. A study conducted by Boston College found that during the pandemic, reports of anxiety increased to 50 percent […]