EEOC Guidance on Mandatory Vaccination Policies

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance regarding the permissibility of mandatory COVID vaccinations under federal equal employment opportunity laws (“EEO laws”), specifically the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended.

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Social Media and the Employer – The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Employees’ increasing use of social media presents employers with difficult choices and shifting responsibilities and legal obligations. On October 12, 2018, Hollie Reiminger and Larry Stuart educated members of the Houston Bar Association about the benefits and pitfalls of using social media to investigate employees/candidates and responding to employee complaints about employees’ use of social media. The session also provided guidance about when to discipline employees for statements made on social media platforms and using social media posts as evidence in employment litigation.  Click here for a copy of the presentation.

Cutting Edge Issues and Other Interesting Developments in Employment Law

Glen Rigby gave a presentation entitled “Cutting Edge Issues and Other Interesting Developments in Employment Law” as part of the Houston Bar Association’s seminar series.  The presentation addressed developing areas of employment law, such as employee surveillance and monitoring, policing social media, firearms in the workplace, gender discrimination, and workplace bullying.  Click here for a copy of the presentation.

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