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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

In its COVID-19 Q&A guidance, the EEOC has concluded that, while an employer may require reliable virus testing as part of its workplace screening procedures, COVID-19 antibody tests are not similarly permissible, at least for the time being.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

We have all seen the data: Eighty percent of the people who have died of COVID-19 in the United States have been 65 or older.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 23, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Nearly five years ago, I was driving south on Highway 59 to visit a client’s facility. At 9 a.m., I pulled over on the shoulder near Edna, Texas, got out my phone and went to https://www.scotusblog.com/ to check if the Supreme Court had issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 16, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

As the consequences of COVID-19 and the economic downturn are being more widely felt, employers are increasingly forced to confront tough choices with respect to reduced schedules, employee furloughs and reductions in force.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 19, 2020
V&E+
V&E+

Although the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) within most U.S. workplaces is uncertain, employers should still review their emergency preparedness plans in response to the potential threat. “Now is the time for employers to evaluate emergency procedures and consider employment-related obligations that may arise in the event that a worker becomes ill,”…

V&E+

March 11, 2020
Insight
Insight

Attorney-client privilege — which protects from discovery confidential legal advice shared between a lawyer and a client — is often misunderstood, resulting in the waiver of legal protections for…

August 7, 2019
V&E+
V&E+

A once niche approach to investing has gone increasingly mainstream: Many investors are weighing environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as they evaluate public companies. They’re mindful of the reputational and fiscal risks facing businesses that run afoul of modern regulations and ethical standards. But while widespread investor interest in ESG is a relatively recent…

V&E+

January 16, 2019
Insight
Insight

While sexual harassment has been a longstanding problem in America’s workplaces, it’s not an issue that typically preoccupies governing boards in either the corporate or non-profit sectors…

First published by American Media & Entertainment Counsel, “Screening Applicants for #MeToo Problems” 

Fall 2018
V&E+
V&E+

Some people love nothing more than spending a Sunday glued to their TV sets watching football. V&E counsel Chris Bacon feels the same way – about opera. “I love opera,” Bacon said in a recent interview. “My partner Craig and I probably see two dozen live opera performances a year. Our idea of a perfect…

V&E+

November 14, 2018