Mississippi recently passed House Bill 1509 (the “act”) codifying employees’ right to choose whether to be vaccinated against COVID-19, which some commentators believe would limit employers’ ability to impose mandatory vaccine requirements. But private employers with vaccine mandates can breathe easy. The act does not create a basis for a wrongful termination claim against a
Christina M. Seanor
Christina Seanor represents clients regarding property damage and business interruption claims. Christina advises on the application of policy language, including choice-of-law, mortgagee, sub-limit, and exclusionary provisions, among others. Her practice includes the defense of workers’ compensation, attorney malpractice, insurance subrogation, and government liability claims.
You Get Paid Leave! And You Get Paid Leave! USERRA Gets You Paid Military Leave!
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) entitles employees to paid short-term military leave in certain circumstances, following the Seventh Circuit’s similar holding in White v. United Airlines, Inc. In Travers v. Federal Express Corporation, Gerard Travers sued his employer, FedEx,…
Does This Arbitration Agreement Make Me Look Sexist? The Moving Target of Using Arbitration Clauses
The Supreme Court Says Yes to Arbitration and Class Action Waivers
With its 5-4 ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court delivered a seemingly big win for employers. The Supreme Court held that employees’ waiver of their rights to bring collective or class actions, as a term of an arbitration agreement,…