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This Agency Will Require Legal professionals, Employees To Be Vaccinated Earlier than Returning To Work — Or Else

People will be expected to be vaccinated, unless they have a religious or health reason. If they don’t, they will be expected to seek other employment.

It is clear to us, and it should be clear to everyone, that the vaccines work against the current strains of the virus and at least some of the variants. As long as that remains true, our expectation is that people will get vaccinated.

— David Sanford, chairman of Sanford Heisler, commenting on the firm’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all of its attorneys and staff prior to their return to the office. The firm plans to reopen its offices in June, and employees are expected to come in at least part-time by September. Sanford Heisler is among the handful of firms that will require vaccination, including Davis Wright Tremaine, the very first firm to make such a move.

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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