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In workplace, COVID-19 vaccine issues are complex

Updated federal guidance reassuring employers that they can require workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has done little to influence local business owners. That’s...

Should Rhode Island businesses offer employees on-site COVID-19 tests?

The state has begun distributing rapid COVID-19 tests to employers, in an effort to ramp up to 25,000 tests a day statewide. Manufacturers are among...

R.I. looks to expand workplace tests

Rhode Island is trying to double the number of daily tests taken for COVID-19, in part by encouraging more employers to adopt surveillance testing. Manufacturing...
LABOR INTENSIVE: Among the many roles that Stacie Collier, professional personnel partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, has held with the firm is co-chair of the labor and employment practice group. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Practice makes perfect for Collier at Nixon Peabody

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Stacie Collier | Nixon Peabody LLP IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE one of America’s top lawyers feeling...
THERMAL SCREENING: Joey Cianci, a Paolino Properties employee, goes through a body temperature check in the lobby of 100 Westminster St. in Providence. Landlord Paolino Properties is requiring employees and visitors to undergo a scan from the equipment at right. / COURTESY PAOLINO PROPERTIES

Screening could be part of returning to work

The reopening of work will bring many changes, but one has already started in manufacturing plants and on construction sites and before or after...
SPEAKING UP: Law student Shahily Negron-Falcon, right, president of the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, takes part in an equity roundtable discussion on environmental justice at RWU in Bristol on Feb. 19. At left are fellow RWU law students Troy Lange, RWU law editorial board member, and Stephanie Gonzalez. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW/JOSHUA GRAB

Diversity can be challenging for R.I. law firms

Bre’Anna Metts-Nixon, president of the Black Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, will graduate this year. She wants to practice...

Marijuana and the workplace

Millions of American workers have a right that they did not have until recently; the right to lawfully cultivate, use and possess marijuana. All...

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