By Christina Jaremus and Katherine Mendez

Seyfarth Synopsis: Governors are already discussing lifting stay-at-home restrictions.  However, certain changes to the workplace that were implemented during the shelter-in-place period may persist.  As Steven Hawking said, intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.  No one knows this better than businesses whose success often relies on quickly adapting to change.
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By Ariel D. Fenster

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that telecommuting can be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA when the employee is able to perform the essential functions of the position remotely and the request is for a finite period. Mosby-Meachem v. Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, No 17-5483 (6th Cir.
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By: Sara A. Eber

As we’ve previously reported, with advances in technology, telecommuting may be becoming a more viable reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has been on record advocating this position for well over a decade, and the other week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that
Continue Reading I Can Be There, Even If I’m Not There: More Support That Telecommuting May Be A Reasonable Accommodation