#WorkforceWednesday: Remote Work and Reasonable Accommodation, Important Dates for Federal Contractors, Learn About AI – Labor Law This Week® | Epstein Becker & Green


This week, we’re focusing on the rise in demands for remote work as a reasonable accommodation during COVID-19, and what employers should consider when responding to them.

Remote work and reasonable accommodation (see attached video)

A recent disability discrimination lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) shows that the agency is closely See more +

This week, we’re focusing on the rise in demands for remote work as a reasonable accommodation during COVID-19 and what employers should consider when responding to them.

Remote work and reasonable accommodation (see attached video)

A recent Commission for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) disability discrimination lawsuit shows the agency is closely monitoring and interested in disputes in which an employer fails to provide accommodations for employees reasonable for remote work requests during the pandemic. As those demands continue to rise due to COVID-19, lawyer Shira Blank tells us more about the EEOC lawsuit and what it could mean for employers in the future.

Important dates of vaccination mandates for covered federal contractors

Employers should be aware of several dates and deadlines related to meeting President Biden’s executive order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to implement mandatory vaccination policies for their workforce.

Top industry leaders need to learn more about AI

Incorrect adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms for important job functions can lead to liability, for example when algorithms facilitate the selection of qualified people to hire or promote. Far too often today, AI exposes companies to liability because decision makers don’t understand how their AI and the underlying algorithms actually work. Senior leaders and in-house legal advisors should consider educational programs to help them make better decisions about AI.

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