We are pleased to share a recent International Employment Lawyer article, “Are US Employers That Don’t Mandate Vaccines Now At Risk?” by Stephanie Priel, Robin Samuel, and Autumn Sharp. The article discusses risks companies that are not mandating COVID-19 vaccines may face, as well as steps those companies can take to meet their health and
OSHA Joins the Chorus: Updated Agency Guidance Encourages Employers to Mandate the Jab
The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to sing the same song as its sister agency. Last Friday, August 13, OSHA updated its guidance for American workplaces, auto-tuning its recommendations for fully vaccinated employees to match recent guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…
Breaking News: CDC Shortens Recommended Quarantine to Either 7 or 10 Days in Certain Cases
As expected, on Dec. 1, the CDC released new guidance outlining two ways to shorten the recommended 14-day quarantine period for asymptomatic individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Two Alternatives To The 14-Day Quarantine Period
The CDC still recommends a quarantine period of 14 days “to completely reduce the risk of spread…
Breaking News: CDC Expected To Shorten Recommended Quarantine Period For Persons With Suspected COVID-19 Exposures
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that it is finalizing new recommendations for shortening the 14-day quarantine period currently recommended for persons potentially exposed to COVID-19. While details on the new recommendations have not been announced, comments by various CDC officials indicate that the quarantine period could be reduced to…
What If an Employee Refuses to Take Co-Workers’ Temperatures?
We are happy to share the SHRM article, “What If an Employee Refuses to Take Co-Workers’ Temperatures?” Joe Deng was interviewed for this article recommending against the termination of employees who refuse to conduct temperature checks.
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This article was originally posted in SHRM.
The Reopening Playbook: What US Employers Should Be Thinking About Right Now
With signs that the virus is peaking in the US, and with some state Shelter-in-Place Orders scheduled to be lifted in the coming weeks, employers are turning their attention to planning for how best to bring employees back to work.
As with the initial outbreak, US employers can look to other corners of the world…
Mitigating Employment Litigation Claims in the Complex Landscape of COVID-19
Predictions about the spread of COVID-19 through significant parts of the population and its effects on American life are staggering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 54,000 confirmed cases in the United States. As countries across the world implement new, extraordinary measures in an attempt to contain the coronavirus, which…
Updated Guidance For US Employers Now That The WHO Has Declared COVID-19 A Global Pandemic
Encouraging employees to wash their hands is no longer enough!
As anticipated in our last alert, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic, changing the legal landscape for employers in terms of how they navigate the impact of the outbreak on their workforce. As such, we are circulating an…