Business Litigation: December 2020 Archives

Can Employers Require Their Employees To Receive A COVID-19 Vaccine?

On December 16, 2020, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued guidance addressing questions related to the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to their employees.  Under this guidance, employers may require their employers to be vaccinated.  However, requiring employees to be vaccinated raises multiple legal issues that employers should be aware of.

First Circuit Upholds New Trial on Basis of Confrontation Clause Violation

In United States v. Ackerly, the government appealed the District Court's decision to grant a new trial on the basis of the defendant's argument that the government violated the Confrontation Clause. In that case, the defendant and her co-defendants were alleged to have conducted a fraudulent scheme, which consisted of bribing an employee of a firm (ISS) in exchange for non-public information about ISS's proxy-voting advice, and to have concealed their scheme by falsely invoicing their own employer's (Georgeson, Inc.) clients for a portion of the cost of the bribes. 

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