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Work and the Coronavirus

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Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.

Workers with disabilities

Employers Might Be Able to Require Vaccination, But Should They?

Employers should be willing to be flexible, but acknowledge that some people will have a legitimate reason to refuse.
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Employers Might Be Able to Require Vaccination, But Should They?

Northeast ADA Call Center Providing COVID-19 Guidance

Specialists at the call center, based in ILR’s Yang-Tan institute, are helping people navigate pandemic-related issues impacting people with disabilities.
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Northeast ADA Call Center Providing COVID-19 Guidance

Working with a Disability during COVID-19: Providing Additional Accommodations

During the pandemic, both employers and employees may need to be more creative and flexible as they work together to respond to requests for altered or additional accommodations.
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Working with a Disability during COVID-19: Providing Additional Accommodations

Reopened and Safety Compliant, Now What?: ADA Employment and Accessibility Issues

Esta Bigler of ILR's Labor and Employment Law Program hosts a panel discussion covering reopening and in a new world of ADA, accessibility, and employment best practices.
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Reopened and Safety Compliant, Now What?: ADA Employment and Accessibility Issues

Disabilities, Face Masks, and the ADA

YTI's Ellice Switzer and Wendy Strobel Gower discuss the relationship of the ADA with pandemic face mask requirements.
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Disabilities, Face Masks, and the ADA

Now more than ever: be fair to direct care

YTI's Ellice Switzer discusses how the pandemic has created an elevated risk for many types of essential workers.
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Now more than ever: be fair to direct care

New Employment Numbers: What They Mean for People with Disabilities

ILR's Hassan Enayati and Ellice Switzer explain the employment numbers released for April 2020, and their impact on people with disabilities.
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New Employment Numbers: What They Mean for People with Disabilities

COVID-19 Employment and Disability Resources

YTI's Susanne Bruyère outlines resources for people with disabilities through the EARN program.
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COVID-19 Employment and Disability Resources

Wellness Considerations for Workers with Disabilities

Be well during the pandemic: you've "got this," but here are tips for averting vulnerabilities due to a disability.
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Wellness Considerations for Workers with Disabilities

Worker Alcohol Abuse: Employers Can Help

Knowing who is at risk and how to support those most in need helps managers assist workers who are especially vulnerable during the pandemic, according to ILR Associate Professor William Sonnenstuhl.
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Worker Alcohol Abuse: Employers Can Help

COVID-19 and the ADA

ILR’s Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability answers the most commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and the ADA.
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COVID-19 and the ADA

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