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After the past few years have heightened feelings of stress and isolation for so many people, and with the seemingly continuous news cycle of incidents of mass violence, mental health has taken a much-needed place in the forefront of the national conversation lately.  Recently, the Department of Labor reminded employers that mental health affects employees

Once an employee requests an accommodation, the employer has a duty to engage in an “interactive process” to try to determine whether the employer can accommodate the employee’s disability.  With that in mind, employers should take note of this recent decision from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Tennessee), which provides that

While the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is hopefully behind us, the disease still impacts the employment landscape and likely will continue to do so for some time. Out of the millions of people who have had COVID in the United States, it is currently estimated that 10-30 percent will develop residual symptoms or medical

Mississippi joins the list of states limiting public employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates. On April 22, 2022, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill banning public institutions and agencies from discriminating against people based on their COVID-19 vaccination status or whether the person has an immunity passport.[1] The new law prohibits state and local government agencies

On April 20, 2022, Governor Tate Reeves signed the “Mississippi Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.” The new law, which takes effect on July 1, prohibits an employer from paying one employee less than another employee of the opposite sex for equal work. To be considered “equal,” the work must require equal skill, education, effort,

With support on both sides of the aisle, Congress recently passed H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. This legislation affects employment contracts that include pre-dispute arbitration agreements. Such agreements require employees to agree—before the existence of a dispute—to engage in arbitration rather than file a