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.  

  • May 26, 2023

    Yes, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a big deal!

    Sun Life AVP & General Consul Marjory Robertson, JD talks in-depth about what the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA) means for your employees, as well as steps Sun Life is taking for informing and supporting employers for this landmark federal legislation. 

  • February 07, 2023

    2022 Year in Review Compliance Update Webinar

    Sun Life U.S. AVP and Senior Counsel, Marjory Robertson, and Senior Counsel, Abigail O’Connell provided a recap of legal and compliance developments in 2022 related to leave and accommodation management, including a review of statutory changes and caselaw learnings as well as an overview of absence management compliance issues trending in 2023.

  • September 30, 2022

    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.  

  • June 14, 2022

    2022 Mid-year Compliance Update

    Sun Life U.S. AVP and Senior Counsel, Marjory Robertson, and Senior Counsel Abigail O’Connell reviewed and discussed mid-year updates on various compliance issues associated with federal, state, and local leave and accommodation laws.

    Webinar: Slide deck

  • May 13, 2022

    How Do You Manage Mental Health Conversations To Ensure Compliance?

    In this article, Marjory Robertson, AVP & Senior Counsel and Abigail O’Connell, Senior Counsel, discuss how employers can best provide reasonable accommodations to employees within their legal bounds. Read about how employers can utilize flexible scheduling, a healthy workplace culture, and more on the Sun Life blog!    

  • April 25, 2022

    Help Clients choose the absence solution that best fits their needs

    A few tips on how to introduce and understand the Sun Life US Absence Management System suite of products. Visit the blog to read more and learn how Sun Life strives for the best fit for our clients and their outsourcing needs.

  • March 17, 2022

    FMLA Leave Administration Tuneup: Employer Choices Worth Reviewing

    The world of leave and absence can be tricky to navigate, but in this article Abigail O’Connell, J.D., Senior Counsel, Sun Life U.S. helps simplify it a little bit by walking through some FMLA methods and rules. Visit the Sun Life blog for more details!

  • January 20, 2022

    An introduction to help meet your COVID-19 vaccine and testing needs

    Join Sun Life U.S. AVP, Product Management, Sheila Sokolski, and ThrivePass Sales Executive, Dave George, and Manager of Lifestyle & Tuition Services, Jessica Ozanich to hear how the ThrivePass Vaccine Verification Solution could benefit you and your employees.

    Webinar: Slide deck

  • 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.