Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 5, 2021, Seyfarth Shaw hosted a webinar entitled Passport to Normalcy: The Opportunities and Risks for Businesses in COVID Passports.

Speakers included: Andrea Serra, Project Lead with the World Economic Forum’s Mobility team, Marc Freedman, Vice President of Employment Policy with the Chamber of Commerce, Loren Gesinsky, Labor & Employment Partner with Seyfarth Shaw
Continue Reading Passport to Normalcy: The Opportunities and Risks for Businesses in COVID Passports

By Kevin Young and Anne Dana

Seyfarth Synopsis: Similar to mask mandates, COVID-19 passports—a means to prove one’s vaccination status—are becoming a political lightning rod in the United States. Where states like New York have viewed such passports as a viable tool for promoting safe in-person interactions, others, like Florida and Texas, have viewed them as an affront to privacy
Continue Reading Passport Rejected — A New Twist in the COVID-19 Passport Chapter

By Loren Gesinsky and Julia Gorham

Seyfarth Synopsis: For many private employers around the world, it might be too soon to know what COVID-19 passports, if any, they will recognize, encourage, or even require. They see far more risks than benefits in being early adopters given fast-evolving variations in infections, the availability of tests and vaccines, government guidance and
Continue Reading Early-Stage COVID-19 Passport Considerations for Employers

By Anne Dana, Loren Gesinsky, Julia Gorham, John Tomaszewski, and Kevin Young

Seyfarth Synopsis: “I can’t wait for things to return to normal.” We’ve all heard (and most of us have spoken) those words since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. Now, as the employer community inches closer to the time we longed
Continue Reading Legal Update: The Road to “Normal” is Filled With…COVID Passports?

By Tracy M. Billows, Benjamin J. Conley, Erin Dougherty Foley, Sara Eber Fowler, Jason Priebe, Michael Rechtin, Suzanne L. Saxman, Ryan M. Tilot, Jordan P. Vick, and Kevin A. Woolf

Seyfarth Synopsis: Please join us at our Chicago Willis Tower office on Thursday, December 6th, for breakfast along with a
Continue Reading Seyfarth Legal Forum and CLE: 2018 Highlights and a Look Ahead to 2019

Seyfarth Synopsis: Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. 

As we begin the traditional start of the holiday season and before the crush of the end of the year is upon us, we wanted to take a moment to thank you – the readers of the Employment Law Lookout Blog – for your loyal readership and feedback.  We strive to
Continue Reading Thankful (and Bonus Social Media Privacy Legislation Desktop Reference)

By Erin Dougherty Foley and Karla Grossenbacher

Seyfarth Synopsis: In this hot topic webinar, on Thursday, November 16, 2017, we will discuss how to avoid becoming the next target in a lawsuit concerning the collection and retention of biometric data. There is no cost to attend this program, but registration is required.

In the past two months, at least
Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar: Using Biometric Technology Wisely

By Anthony CalifanoAriel D. CudkowiczJohn Ayers-Mann, and Frederick T. Smith

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 23, 2017, in Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics Co., a Rhode Island Superior Court issued a unique decision regarding employer obligations to medical marijuana users.

The Judge who penned the decision began his analysis by quoting a 1967 lyric from
Continue Reading Refusal To Hire Medical Pot Users Just Got Riskier–At Least In Rhode Island

By Caitlyn Crisp and Michael Cross

Seyfarth Synopsis: California voters gave the green light to recreational use of marijuana with the passage of Prop 64. Marijuana users may have felt like they struck Acapulco Gold, but a review of the law on drug testing in the workplace may turn out to be a buzzkill.

When can an employer drug
Continue Reading Marijuana at Work: Testing of (and for) Mary Jane

By Karla Grossenbacher

Men typing in Whatsapp on IphoneSeyfarth Synopsis: Given the issues workplace texting presents for employers, employers would be wise to make clear in their policies what method of communication employees may use in the workplace for business purposes. If texting is allowed or tolerated in the workplace, employers need to review their policies relating to employee communication and record retention to
Continue Reading Are Your Employees Texting? The Risks To Employers In Taking Workplace Communications Offline