COVID-19: Can Businesses Prohibit Employees From Getting Vaccinated?

by: Kris Finlon I’ve previously written on the question of whether employers can legally require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination.  However, recent stories in the news have presented a different question: can employers legally prohibit employees from getting vaccinated?  Or, for that matter, from …

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Should I Record My Meeting With Human Resources?

by: Kris Finlon Getting called into a meeting with your supervisor, or with Human Resources, can be incredibly stressful, especially if you know or suspect that the purpose of the meeting will be a confrontation about your performance, or even a termination of your employment.  …

Employment Attorney Kris Finlon Quoted By WCNC

Attorney Kris Finlon was quoted in a WCNC article, “Can a Job Require Workers to Get Vaccinated?” The article covers the topic of if an employer can require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Kris was asked about the legal side of the question – …

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Can Employers Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory?

by: Kris Finlon As the rates of COVID-19 vaccinations are picking up across the country, it’s probably fair to say that we are all hoping that the vaccinations will help us return to the normal patterns of our lives.  Employers and employees alike have begun …

Attorney Kris Finlon Featured on NPR Podcast: Work It

Essex Richards attorney Kris Finlon was featured on the premier episode of the new WFAE podcast (Charlotte’s NPR station), Work It. The Work It podcast covers conversations with people about their relationship with their jobs and how it shapes their view of the world. Each …

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What to do when you receive a severance agreement?

Thanks to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more companies are being forced to reduce their workforces.  In many cases, employers are offering employees severance agreements, where the employer will agree to pay the employee some amount of money in exchange for a …