E-Updates

August 2022 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Gender Dysphoria Constitutes a Disability Under the ADA, According to the Fourth Circuit The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that gender dysphoria, a medical condition defined in the DSM-5 as “clinically significant distress or […]

July 2022 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS The Novavax Vaccine May Mean Fewer Religious and Medical COVID Vaccine Exemptions The FDA’s approval of the Novavax vaccine may be a game changer in the tumultuous COVID vaccine mandate situation. Unless limited by state law, employers may require […]

A Job Coach Might Be a Reasonable Accommodation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected an employer’s request to find that a permanent, full-time job coach is never a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities to enable them to perform their […]

D.C. Eases Off Its Proposed Non-Compete Ban

This month, the D.C. Council passed the Non-Compete Conflict of Interest Clarification Amendment Act of 2021, which narrowed the scope of the very broad ban on non-competition agreements pursuant to the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (which we previously discussed here and here).  In an apparent recognition […]