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On December 14, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued written guidance with respect to when the effects of COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The guidance is helpful because it clarifies that merely being diagnosed with COVID-19 is not, by itself, a disability that may require reasonable accommodations under the law. Rather, it is the extended effects of the condition that may give rise to disability status.
The guidance is clear: Each situation must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Merely being diagnosed with the condition does not give rise to disability status.
Employers with 15 or more employees come within the reach of the ADA. But the guidance may be persuasive and helpful for businesses that have one or more employees, because the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act applies to those employers.
The guidance generally tracks what we already know about how to analyze physical or mental conditions that may be deemed a disability under the three basic ADA standards.
Clcik here for the new guidance information: https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws#N
We are proud to announce that Attorney Nadine Davy has been named to the 2021 Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5% of all active attorneys, both public and private, comprise this prestigious list. In addition, Attorney Brent Jacobson is listed as 2021 Rising Star. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of the state’s attorneys are selected as Rising Stars.
Nadine Davy (Super Lawyers 2019 – 2021)
Nadine Davy is a family law attorney who represents clients on custody and placement issues and the multiple financial aspects of divorce, including maintenance, child support and property division. Nadine is also a divorce mediator who guides couples through the complexities of divorce, assisting, facilitating and encouraging parties to reach a mutual agreement.
Brent Jacobson (Rising Stars: 2014 – 2021)
Brent Jacobson is a litigation attorney who focuses on a unique mix of insurance defense, personal injury and business litigation. Outside of litigation, Brent has also handled arbitrations and mediation on behalf of business clients under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
Attorneys Amy Eddy and Steven Thompson Presented at the Portage County Professional Advisors Seminar
Attorneys Amy Eddy and Steven Thompson presented at the Portage County Professional Advisors Seminar on October 27. This seminar was a continuing education event with multiple topics of discussion. This event was hosted by the United Way of Portage County and held at the Stevens Point Country Club. For more information on this seminar please click here.
We had two retirements in the month of October. Cindy (left) worked for 43 years and Linda (right) for 23 years! What amazing accomplishments! We appreciate their hard work and dedication. We will miss their smiling faces around the office. Congratulations to Linda and Cindy!