A Comparison of Respect for the Sanctity of Mosques in France, the US, and China
Earlier in 2020, French media alleged the destruction of mosques in Xinjiang by Chinese authorities. The New York Times ran a similar story claiming that “China Is Erasing Mosques and Precious Shrines in Xinjiang …” This is coming from the US that erased several Indigenous nations from it landmass at its establishment. This is coming from a country that is engaged in genocide against Muslims worldwide — calculated to be 34 million avoidable deaths in 20 countries post-9-11.
Xinjiang offers real-site photos to debunk satellite images ‘evidence’ of ‘detention centers’
How Trump’s Legal Challenges of the Election Results Turned into a Tax-Deductible ‘Coup’
“Petitioners do not disclose that their request is part of a coordinated effort launched this week to ‘file federal and state lawsuits challenging the presidential election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, Georgia, and Arizona,’” the Democratic National Committee wrote in response to one such legal blitz by the Thomas More Society, a not-for-profit religious group.
Conservative nonprofit group challenging election results around the country has tie to Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis
Can your boss make you get a COVID vaccine? Probably
The advent of the vaccines is great news for the country. But it also creates a quandary for employers who are already navigating tricky legal issues related to COVID, such as whether they can require workers to come into the office. In the case of the vaccines, can companies force employees to get a shot?
The short answer is yes. According to Jonathan Segal, a partner at Duane Morris who specializes in employment law, the legal bar for mandatory vaccinations requires showing a “strong business necessity.” And given the nature of the pandemic, companies should be able to clear that bar.
There is also the question of who should pay for am employee to get a COVID vaccine. According to Segal, if the coming vaccine is not free, the law does not obligate employers to pay for the cost of a mandatory shot. Nonetheless, he argues they should do so, both because it is the ethical thing to do and since it will make it easier to ensure compliance. (Meanwhile, some politicians argue the U.S. should pay Americans $1,500 to get one).
Employers start preparing for the coronavirus vaccine with a question: Can we require it?