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Practical Strategies for Manufacturers Managing COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine Mandates

Manufacturing employers continue to feel the brunt of emerging and evolving trends related to the COVID-19 pandemic: workplace safety, labor shortages, absence management, remote technology, and employee retention — just to name a few. Read more. Continue Reading…
October 11, 2021

President’s Path Out of the Pandemic Adds Hurdles for Employers

On September 9, 2021, the White House issued Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan . The Plan outlines a six-pronged approach, portions of which will impose new obligations on employers across the country. Read more about these new obligations. Continue Reading
September 9, 2021

Federal Contractors Must Comply with New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for On-Site Employees

Federal contractors are being contacted by their contracting agencies about implementing requirements relating to President Joe Biden’s mandate that all federal employees and on-site contractor employees either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face repeated testing, and comply with strict social distancing and masking requirements. Read more about these new requirements and next steps for federal... Continue Reading
August 10, 2021

Federal Contractors Must Comply with New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for On-Site Employees

Federal contractors are being contacted by their contracting agencies about implementing requirements relating to President Joe Biden’s mandate that all federal employees and on-site contractor employees either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face repeated testing, and comply with strict social distancing and masking requirements. Read more. Continue Reading…
August 10, 2021

CDC Recommends Everyone Wear Masks in Areas With Substantial or High Transmission of COVID-19

In its latest guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone — including individuals fully vaccinated with one of the available COVID-19 vaccines — wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus. It also recommends that everyone get tested following exposure to someone with a... Continue Reading…
July 28, 2021

To Mandate or Not To Mandate: Department of Justice Weighs In on Vaccination Mandates

Can employers mandate vaccines? The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) says they can, but before employers do, they should consider the many legal and practical risks. On July 26, 2021, the OLC issued an opinion (dated July 6, 2021) stating that the COVID-19 vaccinations’ Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) status under the Food,... Continue Reading…
July 28, 2021

To Mandate or Not To Mandate: Department of Justice Weighs In on Vaccination Mandates

Can employers mandate vaccines? The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) says they can, but before employers do, they should consider the many legal and practical risks. On July 26, 2021, the OLC issued an opinion (dated July 6, 2021) stating that the COVID-19 vaccinations’ Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) status under the Food,... Continue Reading
July 28, 2021

Mask On? Mask Off? Mask On? What Employers Need to Know About The New CDC Guidance

The CDC is now recommending that everyone – including fully vaccinated individuals – wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus and get tested following exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The new CDC guidance also recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers,... Continue Reading
July 27, 2021

Mask On? Mask Off? Mask On? What Employers Need to Know About The New CDC Guidance

The CDC is now recommending that everyone – including fully vaccinated individuals – wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus and get tested following exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The new CDC guidance also recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers,... Continue Reading…
July 27, 2021

New Ohio Law Restricts Ability of Public Schools, Colleges to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations

Public schools and universities are barred from requiring vaccines that have not received full U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval under Ohio House Bill 244 (HB 244), signed by Governor Mike DeWine on July 14, 2021. The new law goes into effect on October 13, 2021. Read more about this new Ohio law here. Continue Reading…
July 23, 2021

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