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Figuring out employees’ rights in the COVID mandate world, and some moderately helpful government guidance

Figuring out employees’ rights in the COVID mandate world, and some moderately helpful government guidance

I don’t know about you, but with all the litigation, I have been struggling to figure out what rights employees have if they don’t want to get the COVID shot. As a lawyer and former student of analytic philosophy, I’m big on putting things into categories to help understand complicated and seemingly contradictory data points. Sort of like how TV detectives use a whiteboard with pictures of persons of interest. (A more abstruse allusion for Herman Hesse fans would be…

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All Eyes are on Tomorrow’s Second Circuit’s hearing in Maniscalco v. City of New York (Second Update)

All Eyes are on Tomorrow’s Second Circuit’s hearing in Maniscalco v. City of New York (Second Update)

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 29th, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on continuing the stay of NY City’s vaccine mandate for school teachers and other school employees. To recap, the district court denied a preliminary injunction motion on 9/23, but a circuit judge issued a stay of the vaccine mandate the next day to allow a three-judge panel to consider the matter. So right now there is a stay of the mandate until the…

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This Could be a Telling Week in the Legal World of Vaccine Mandates and SB 277 Medical Exemption Cases

This Could be a Telling Week in the Legal World of Vaccine Mandates and SB 277 Medical Exemption Cases

Legally/lawsuit wise, and to state the obvious, there is much going in California and around the country on mandatory vaccination and exemptions/accommodations for students and employees. The Indiana University students who are seeking to overturn IU’s COVID mandated have filed the paperwork with the Supreme Court seeking an emergency review of the Seventh Circuit’s denial of a temporary injunction against the mandate, which the district court refused to grant (the preliminary injunction that is). This is the same or similar…

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