Insights & events

Employment law: Requests to telework as an ADA accommodation post-COVID

The workplace is still evolving in a world in which COVID still exists. In this article, Marjory Robertson, AVP & Senior Counsel at Sun Life, discusses how employers should try to accommodate employees wanting to continue to work from home from an ADA standpoint.  

Employment law: Requests to telework as an ADA accommodation post-COVID

The workplace is still evolving in a world in which COVID still exists. In this article, Marjory Robertson, AVP & Senior Counsel at Sun Life, discusses how employers should try to accommodate employees wanting to continue to work from home from an ADA standpoint.  

  • January 14, 2022

    The U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

    On 1/13/22, the United States Supreme Court (“the Court” or “SCOTUS”) released two highly-anticipated decisions on emergency applications for stays related to federal executive agency action concerning COVID-19 vaccines. The Court itself is openly split on these issues and, interestingly, ended up splitting the results of the two cases.

  • December 15, 2021

    Compliance Issues Related to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates by Employers

    Sun Life has prepared this whitepaper to address a variety of compliance issues related to vaccine mandates. The summary includes, among other things, an analysis of recent federal government vaccine mandate/testing orders, state laws that ban or limit vaccine mandates, and states that have adopted their own vaccine mandates. We also discuss legally recognized exemptions and whether employers are responsible for costs associated with testing.

  • December 15, 2021

    Employer compliance challenges regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates and testing

    Sun Life U.S. AVP and Senior Counsel, Marjory Robertson, and Senior Counsel Abigail O’Connell, to hear timely updates on various compliance issues associated with COVID-19 vaccine mandates and testing programs.

    Webinar: Slide deck

  • December 13, 2021

    Updates and answers to your questions on COVID-19 vaccines and more

    Sun Life U.S President, Dan Fishbein M.D. hosts a panel discussion with PinnacleCare’s Chief Executive Officer, Miles Varn M.D. and Dr. Cassandra Pierre, Medical Director of Public Health Programs and Associate Epidemiologist to discuss the current state of COVID-19.

  • October 20, 2021

    What employers need to know about federal infrastructure negotiations and vaccine mandates

    Hear about how President Biden’s recent infrastructure proposal and vaccine mandate could affect employee benefits and employers.

    Webinar: Slide deck

  • September 20, 2021

    Let’s increase life insurance awareness

    COVID has given us hindsight into how crucial having life insurance is, showing that we never know when the unexpected could befall us. Sun Life AVP Sheila Waitr Sokolski talks about her personal experience with the important of needing life insurance. 

  • June 17, 2021

    Compliance 2021 mid-year update: Key leave, accommodation and COVID developments

    Get the latest on leave and accommodation laws and requirements, and compliance updates regarding what you can and cannot do in the workplace regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. We also discuss recent FMLA and ADA court rulings, and laws that have been adopted and are being considered, including a comprehensive federal paid family and leave proposal by the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee.

    Webinar: Slide deck

  • April 01, 2021

    The First 100 Days: The Biden administration's impact on the employee benefits industry

    How the current political environment is shaping President Biden’s legislative agenda & what to watch for in the Infrastructure proposals, including the potential for increased individual and corporate tax rates and a national Paid Family & Medical Leave program.

  • January 01, 2021

    Year-in-review: Key absence and disability compliance developments from 2020

    Learn about the latest COVID-19 orders and regulations impacting employers, vaccines and issues for employers, non-COVID legislative changes during 2020, and recent FMLA and ADA jury trials and settlements.

  • January 01, 2021

    COVID-19 Vaccines and the path forward

    Dan Fishbein, MD, President of Sun Life U.S., moderated a panel of distinguished experts: Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows and Chief Medical Officer, Flagship Pioneering, and Dr. Benjamin Linas, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and Infectious Diseases Doctor at Boston Medical Center, discussing: factors for success in vaccination effort, lessons learned in the COVID-19 pandemic, considerations for our future health security and economy, and more.