The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how governments confront issues as varied as global taxation, emigration and real estate. In this article, McDermott partner Nicholas Holland contributes his insight into these trends (and others) that are sweeping across Hong Kong, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands. Access the article.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a public order expanding vaccination-related paid leave for workers in the city of Los Angeles. The leave mandate went into effect immediately…
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Federal agencies issued an interim final rule to protect health plan enrollees from unexpected Federal agencies issued an interim final rule to protect health plan…
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How can employees request flexible working schedules when they return to the workplace after pandemic closures? How can employers create safe workplaces for their…

As employees begin to return to their offices, human resource teams are being inundated with accommodation requests. The reasons behind these requests include: Concerns about COVID-19 exposure; Convenience of working from home; Lack of child care options and costs of care; and Weariness of daily commute. McDermott’s Laurie Baddon says employers should share their policies […]

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HR teams have been imagining and planning for the physical reopening of their office spaces for months. As the pandemic eases around the country, workplace leaders share…
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Can employers mandate some employees get the vaccine and not others? Is there an obligation to consider requiring a COVID-19 test before coming back to work? What are the potential workers’ compensation claims relating to possible adverse reactions to a vaccine? Should employers mandate vaccinations? In this article, McDermott partners Carole Spink, Joseph Mulherin, Kathleen […]

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As governments around the world move to end lockdown restrictions, employers are examining how—and if—to bring their employees back to work. In this video, McDermott partner Carole A. Spink provides insight into the challenges facing both employers and employees. “The issue here in the US is a pragmatic one,” Spink notes. “How do you do […]

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Getting people to use virtual weight loss and fitness programs is relatively easy when they are confined to their homes. As the pandemic recedes, employers are finding…
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A recent ruling from a New Jersey federal district court gives ammunition to providers fighting to stop insurers from engaging in cross-plan offsetting, a common billing practice where health insurers attempt to claw back overpaid claim money from one patient by withholding payment from another patient in a different health plan. The ruling—which found that […]

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