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Were Federal Employees Illegally Denied COVID-19 Hazard Pay?

Recently, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of federal employees who failed to receive hazardous duty pay and hazard overtime pay after working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Government Executive, the lawsuit had been in legal limbo since March 2020 because a federal appeals court was considering a similar lawsuit. Qualifying for the...

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Employees with Disabilities: Know Your Rights About COVID-19 Vaccinations

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely shifted the workplace for employees across the country. Federal employees are required to take the COVID-19 vaccination to stop the spread of the virus. However, there are a few exceptions for employees with certain religious beliefs and disabilities. Our federal employment law attorneys explain what requirements are needed for a disabled employee to be...

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COVID-19 Vaccines & Religious Exemptions

The recent pandemic has shaken the workplace – especially for federal workers across the country. Federal workers are required to take the COVID-19 vaccination in an attempt to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. However, exemptions are available for workers who have a physical disability or a religion that prevents them from receiving a vaccine. The regulations surrounding religious...

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Can Federal Workers Get Fired for Refusing Vaccination?

Both employers and government officials have set strict mandates regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. However, many federal workers oppose these new regulations because it makes it difficult to uphold personal beliefs in the workplace. If you are a federal employee who doesn’t want to follow the mandates requiring you to take the COVID-19 vaccination, you might be wondering if it could...

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Vaccine Mandate for All Federal Workers

On July 29, 2021, the Biden administration announced all federal workers—including service members of the United States military—will be required to show proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask, as the delta variant has recently caused a significant rise in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths – especially among the unvaccinated.  Additionally, the White House required all employees to...

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Employers Can Now Make COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory

Many cities across the country are starting to lift COVID-19 mandates, allowing businesses to reopen their office doors. However, there will be a few hurdles employees will need to jump as things go back to normal. One of the most common questions that employees are having as COVID-19 mandates change is if they will be required to get the...

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